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Building Design and Construction

Bethesda Library Refurbishment

Montgomery County Government
Department of General Services

Project Manager
Gary Colton
(240) 777-6119
Section Chief Studio #1
Frank Roberts
(240) 777-6084

Funding/Expenditure Schedule: APPROVED

OKKS Studios / Delta Engineers, PC​
8401 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Keller Brothers, Inc.
1012 Rising Ridge Road, 
Mount Airy, MD 21771 


Current Phase: Construction

The refurbishment of Bethesda Library is about 85% complete. The front of the parking lot has been reconstructed to in total compliance with ADA access and parking requirements. Landscaping of this area will be completed by the end of March. The entire roof is being replaced and is about 75% complete and should be totally complete by early March. The interior of the library has been totally repainted and new carpet is now being laid. Two new collaboration rooms have been built and will be complete by the end of January. The workroom has been refurbished with new flooring, paint, and countertops work stations. New interior lighting has commenced and will be completed by March 15th. The restrooms have been totally renovated and will be complete by early February. A new chiller for the air conditioning system will be installed in March. A new service desk will be installed in February with sit / stand features for circulation and information. A new state of the art exterior monument sign with be installed in place of the existing one. Refurbishment of the Bethesda Library will be substantially complete by Feb 15, 2018.

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The Bethesda Library Refurbishment project started construction on September 5, 2017. The scope of work of the refurbishment included the following: parking lot ADA access and parking improvements, new roof, new chiller, interior painting and carpet, restroom renovations, addition of 2 collaboration rooms, sit / stand service desks for circulation and information, new LED lighting, limited new furniture and shelving, new workroom flooring, paint, and countertops for work stations, new motorized shades, addition of electric outlets in the floor, reading, and computer tables, and new sit/stand assistive technology workstation, new exterior monument sign. The improvements are being done to improve the function and enhance the appearance of the library in conformance with MCPL plan to refurbish all libraries within the Montgomery County system.

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