New Northwest Library

Draft rendering of entryway to new Northwest Library

Architects: Hennebery Eddy Architects
General contractor: Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company
Size and location: A renovated building on a new site, with 10,000 square feet at 2030 NW Pettygrove Street
Timeline: Planning for design is underway into 2024; construction is likely to begin in mid-2024; scheduled to be complete summer 2025

Get involved

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

Community events will be updated as they are scheduled.

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

Design Northwest Library with us!

Northwest Library will be a renovated building on a new site, moving from a leased space to NW Pettygrove Street. The building project team wants your feedback to help design the new Northwest Library.

Share your ideas and excitement for the future of this new Northwest Library!

Northwest Library community open house
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
4-6 pm
Northwest Library: 2300 NW Thurman St. Portland, OR

ASL, Chinese and Spanish interpretation will be available. Free books will be offered.

Draft rendering with additional perspective of entryway to new Northwest Library

New features

Northwest Library will be in a new location, moving from a leased space to 2030 NW Pettygrove Street. This new location will be around 10,000 square feet, more than twice the size of the current building. The library will be across the street from a future city park to the north.

The building on Pettygrove was purchased in 2021. It will be renovated to turn it into a brand new library for the community. As a result, the new Northwest Library location will have a lower overall construction cost.

New features will be guided by community input.

Community members discuss ideas for the new Northwest Library

Centering the community

Community input will be an important part of the design process for the new Northwest Library. Engagement will include a series of public community events, focus groups, surveys and more. Sign up for updates.