Built in 1951, the Capitol Hill Library is bracing for a change. A renovation of the Capitol Hill Library has been in the works for many years, with plans to acquire more land, secure funds and render a new building design.
The current library building will be renovated and expanded to create a new, larger and more functional space. The design of the new library has been created by architects at MS + R and Guernsey. While still in the draft stage, design plans include the removal of the garage and addition of about 9,400 square feet on the first floor of the library increasing the public space to just under 17,000 square feet. A large meeting room that can be divided into two spaces will be added with a capacity of 120 people. Three study rooms will be added as well.
Renovations will allow space for 24 public computers, four children’s and four teen computers. Parking needs will also be addressed with the addition of a large lot on the south side of the building. The anticipated completion date is late 2017.