The Pasco County Commission has approved the purchase and installation of new furniture in conjunction with library renovations at the Hugh Embry, Land O’ Lakes, Regency Park and South Holiday libraries.
The purchases include new library furniture, shelving, book trucks, waste and
recycling receptacles, according to Pasco County Commission agenda documents.
The contracts call for purchases not to exceed:
- $269,235.57 for the Hugh Embry Library
- $491,252.12 for the Land O’ Lakes Library
- $483,452.64 for the Regency Park Library
- $289,326.90 for the South Holiday Library
The total for all four is slightly more than $1.53 million.
The new furniture is part of the library improvements being funded through the issuance of General Obligation Bonds that were approved by voters.
The interiors of the Hugh Embry, Land O’ Lakes, Regency Park, and South Holiday libraries will be completely renovated and restructured, the county documents say.
Renovations include removal of existing partitions, doors, windows, fixtures, devices, furnishings, lighting, HVAC, and finishes throughout the interior spaces.
New construction for the interior includes new doors and windows, storefront, partitions, fixtures, finishes, visual display, HVAC, plumbing, electrical lighting, and a security system. The new library furniture and shelving will be compatible with the new design.
The purchase of new library furniture, multi-purpose furnishings, library shelving, library book trucks, and recycling and waste receptacles from a single vendor is required to maintain standardization, and will benefit the county by maintaining interchangeability and compatibility with other libraries, the agenda documents say.
This purchase has been budgeted as part of the furniture, fixtures and equipment of the overall renovation project.
Published September 30, 2020