The Lutz Branch Library has reopened, with limited services, after being closed for a month because of plumbing problems.
The library, at 101 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road, reopened on Aug. 30.
It was closed temporarily after experiencing septic tank and plumbing problems on July 27.
The problems caused a backup of sewage into the library, causing a small amount of damage and leaving the facility without working plumbing.
The library posted to its social media and on its website that limited service will be available Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and that restrooms will be unavailable.
During that time, the library still had curbside service available, and will continue to offer that to patrons.
In the meantime, the Hillsborough County Library System suggests the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, at 2902 W. Bearss Ave.
All of this comes after the Lutz Branch Library underwent a six-month, $790,000 renovation that gave the interior a fresh, bright new look — from more natural lighting, to new flooring, to new paint and walls, and even new furniture and installations. Those renovations, which also featured new glass walls and a self-checkout hub, were finished in late 2021.
Additionally, the library announced in July that its Friends of the Lutz Branch Library book collection program had returned to providing an array of affordably priced books for patrons’ reading pleasure. The Friends were inactive for some time due to the COVID-19 pandemic and hiatus during the six-month renovation.
Published September 07, 2022
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