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Main Library still closed, two months after it was reserved for COVID treatments

Bob Self
Florida Times-Union
The Main Library remains closed while used for Regeneron treatment.

Could Jacksonville's falling rates of COVID-19 infections mean that the city's grand Main Library — the centerpiece of the city's library system — could finally reopen more than two months after shutting down to become a state treatment center for coronavirus patients?

The city's chief administrative officer, Brian Hughes, raised that possibility at a recent City Council subcommittee meeting while acknowledging that some constituents had complained about the library closing.

"With the numbers trending the way they are, there’ll probably be some change coming to that which obviously would allow us to reopen the main public library," he said at the Oct. 4 meeting of the Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and Safety Committee.

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