Forbes Library’s Special Collections areas including local history, photography and the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum are having a new HVAC system installed. This will provide more efficient and accurate climate control for the library’s unique and historic collections. The project is anticipated to be complete by mid-April. The Hampshire Room for Local History will be closed starting January 29 and it is expected to reopen on April 26. Access to local history materials and photograph collections is limited during construction. Staff are available by appointment. Please call 413-587-1014 or 413-587-1013 for more information and access during construction. The Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum will remain open during most of the project.

The City of Northampton is funding this project through its Capital Improvement Program. Jones Whitsett Architects from Greenfield is overseeing the project and Kleeberg Mechanical Services is managing the project.