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Posted on: December 19, 2019

John & Judy Gay Library to will temporarily close for construction Jan. 6

The library will reopen with a smaller footprint Jan. 13


McKINNEY, Texas (Dec. 19, 2019) – The City of McKinney will temporarily close the John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 Eldorado Pkwy., beginning Monday, Jan. 6, for renovation and expansion. Book donations at both libraries have also been halted until renovations are complete. The library will reopen with a smaller footprint and limited offerings Monday, Jan. 13, through early February. During this time, there will be eight public computers, a selection of approximately 5,000 library items for checkout and Wi-Fi access. A grand reopening celebration is being planned for late spring.

The expansion will add more than 15,000 square feet onto the existing 20,437-square-foot building and will include additional teen, adult and toddler areas; two multipurpose rooms; over 3,000 square feet of outdoor program space; and 148 additional parking spaces.

For residents needing a quiet study space or meeting room, access to the Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt St., will remain unchanged during this time.

 Library programming will continue at other city facilities. For more information, visit

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