Expanded Belmont Library

Architects: Bora Architecture & Interiors
General contractor: Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company
Size and location: The building will be expanded on the existing site 
Timeline: Planning for design is underway into 2024; construction is likely to begin in summer 2024; scheduled to be complete winter 2025/2026


A rendering shows the planned renovation and expansion of Belmont Library

Get involved 

What do you want your library to look like? Join in these upcoming community events and let’s build these libraries together. 

Join Us for a Community Collage Workshop in the Fall!

The Belmont Library building project team will be hosting a community art workshop in the fall. Participants will create paper collages that will serve as inspiration for an abstract art piece in the new future lobby of Belmont Library.

Sign up with your email to be notified of this event. 

Gifts to The Library Foundation will support an interactive early learning space, a mobile creative learning lab, and a study space for teens at Belmont Library.

New features

Belmont Library is growing to support the community. Belmont Library will renovate the existing building, add an addition for a total of 15,000 square feet and include parking.

Based on community input, new features will include:

  • A large play and learning space for children and families.
  • Flexible meeting spaces for community use.
  • A dedicated teen area with space for technology, homework and creative expression.
  • Updated technology and internet.
  • New art that represents the community.

Get a sneak peek at the new interior color at Belmont Library. The color was voted on by you, the community. Inspired by deep sky tones, this palette evokes a warm evening sunset. Orange and golden yellow tones shift into relaxed and calming blues.

 Images showing sunset tones, including red, orange and blue as well as draft interiors of Belmont Library

Centering the community

As one of the busiest libraries in the county, community input will be central to the design process for Belmont. Outreach will focus on the needs of the neighborhood.

That’s why the library and design team will work with Community Design Advocates (CDAs) as part of a paid program. Their mission will be to connect with their communities about how this library can represent them. Community engagement will also include a series of public community events, focus groups, surveys and more. Sign up for updates.

Two community members share ideas for the future of Belmont Library