- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

SLIDELL, La. (AP) - The Slidell branch library will be moving to temporary quarters beginning Feb. 3 as repairs and renovations get underway at its location on Robert Boulevard.

The move will allow repairs to be made on the library’s heating and air conditioning unit, which is a quarter-century old, spokeswoman Shellie Savoy said.

The renovation is expected to take about three months, Savoy told The New Orleans Advocate (http://bit.ly/1iPrwsm).

While repairs are underway, a limited book collection and all 30 public computers will be available at 610 Robert Blvd., Savoy said.

The temporary site will be much smaller than the current branch’s 22,000 square feet, she said.

Branch manager Nancy Little said the library’s special collections - including genealogical documents as well as Bayou Bonfouca Superfund Project and Southern Shipbuilding Corp. Superfund Project documents - will not be available while the renovation is going on.

The project will give the library a new heating and cooling system, new lighting and automatic doors, Savoy said.

The library opened in 1989.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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