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Upgrades to Corte Madera Library to Begin in June

The improvement project requires a temporary closure of the branch plus adjusted hours.
An exterior view of the Corte Madera Library.
 May 29, 2024

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San Rafael, CA – The Marin County Free Library’s Corte Madera branch, located at 707 Meadowsweet Drive, will receive a variety of upgrades over the next few months. The work will include improved paths of travel around the library grounds, electric vehicle chargers, a new heating and cooling system, and new bathrooms. 

The renovation project, managed by the Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW), is scheduled to begin on June 10 and expected to be completed by the end of December. The branch will be closed to the public for the month of August to accommodate the most intensive phase of interior work. 

From September through the end of the project, the Marin County Free Library may need to adjust the branch’s hours of operation, which will be announced once the project is closer to that stage. It should be noted that the Larkspur and Marin City libraries are the closest alternative locations.

The south parking lot will be used as the staging area for the contractor and therefore will remain closed to the public for the duration of the project. The east parking lot will be available for public use, with only the occasional need for partial restrictions to accommodate specific construction activities. 

During the month-long closure and the potential adjusted hours toward  the end of the project, children’s programs that are typically held at the Corte Madera branch may be impacted. Community outreach will be conducted when the details are solidified so that parents have enough time to adjust. 

The renovation project is estimated to cost $2.3 million and will be funded through the Corte Madera Library Accessibility Fund, Marin County Free Library Measure A funds, and the Climate Action Plan Fund. For more information on the project and to check for project updates, please visit the DPW project webpage

Page updated May 29, 2024