Capital planning project principles

  1. Accountability: Library buildings will be built to create maximum value for taxpayers by making sure projects are on time and on budget. We work with oversight entities to ensure transparent processes and expose problems with projects.
  2. Equity: Library buildings will reflect equity through community input, design and project decisions. The project will center race and culture in design, implementation, and procurement processes.
  3. Accessibility for all: Library buildings will incorporate universal design principles and other strategies to make them usable by everyone. 
  4. Flexibility today and for the future: Library buildings will be models of flexible space, adaptable to changing needs and uses throughout the day and over the course of many years as community needs, technology and library service models evolve.
  5. Community partnership: Library buildings will reflect the cultures and priorities of our communities and focus on fulfilling patron needs. We prioritize community and patron-focused input. 
  6. Innovative and inspirational design: Library buildings will have innovative and inspirational design. We will work with our stakeholders to achieve unique designs for our buildings and spaces.
  7. Sustainability: Library buildings will be sustainably built. We will use sustainable techniques, tools, materials and practices throughout and after construction.
  8. Public safety: Library buildings will be built to support community resilience in response to emergencies.