Did you know that the EVPL McCollough building is 58 years old? The library has only had renovations twice since 1965. Part of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library's master plan includes some exciting upgrades to McCollough Library.

Closing for Renovations

Since this will be an extensive project, EVPL McCollough will be closed beginning Tuesday, August 1, 2023. Residents that utilize this location will be happy to know that a temporary library will be set up inside of Washington Square Mall. There will be more details about that location released soon.

CANVA PHOTO: google maps Washington Square Mall
CANVA PHOTO: google maps Washington Square Mall
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Here are a few of the upgrades to expect at EVPL McCollough:

  • The Children’s Area is being updated, including the addition of an Activity Room
  • Lighting is being updated throughout the build
  • The Meeting Room will be moved and upgraded
  • A new Sensory Room
  • New furniture throughout the building
  • Four new Study Rooms
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CANVA PHOTO: MKM architecture + design
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When will EVPL McCollough reopen?

The $4 million dollar project is expected to take less than a year. Library officials hope to have the original location reopened by mid-2024. Library users will not be able to place holds to be picked up at EVPL McCollough beginning Monday, July 24. Holds that come in for EVPL McCollough between Monday, July 31, and Friday, August 18, will be moved to a pickup location of EVPL Central.

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CANVA PHOTO: MKM architecture + design
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The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library has served our community for more than a century. With eight locations throughout Vanderburgh County, immediate access to hundreds of thousands of digital resources, and a dedicated team of library professionals, EVPL strives to create opportunities for you to discover, explore, and connect with your library. For more information, visit evpl.org.

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