Press Release - Detail
Contact: Chanda Temple, Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 444-9279 (cell)
The Birmingham Public Library’s Air Conditioning Has Been Repaired
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – (June 20, 2014) – After several weeks without air conditioning at the downtown Birmingham Public Library, the unit has been repaired.
In May, the library adjusted its hours to cope with warm temperatures. Starting Saturday, June 21, the library will return to its normal business hours. The library will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. On Monday and Tuesday, the library will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Wednesday - Friday, the library will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
During a cold snap in February, four of the system’s coils ruptured and had to be replaced. Repairs called for new coils to be made. Because so many businesses and organizations across the country also experienced ruptured coils, there was a high demand for new coils. The coils, which each weighed 600 pounds and had to be hoisted four stories to the library's air conditioning system, were delivered on June 13. Repairs were completed this week.
Library employees appreciate everyone's patience on this matter.