Tampa-Hillsborough Library system will have one less branch library starting April 29th with the closure of the MOSI branch.
The Science Library at MOSI, a branch of the Hillsborough County Public Library System, will close permanently on April 29.
This closure is not simply a budget or cost savings measure. Circulation at this Library has gone down almost 25 percent since the North Tampa Branch Library re-opened in September 2009, and the fiscal savings can be re-invested to better serve the patrons of higher-volume libraries.
Customers of the Science Library at MOSI are encouraged to use these neighboring branches:
- North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Blvd. in Tampa
- Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa
- Norma and Joseph Robinson Partnership Library @ Sulphur Springs, 8412 N. 13th St. in Tampa
The Science Library was opened in June of 1995 as a joint museum/public partnership specializing in science materials. The Library also housed a school media collection for the MOSI Partnership School which will be relocated onto the school premises.