Lamond-Riggs Library Project

Lamond-Riggs Library Project

Design is complete; construction will begin this summer

The Lamond-Riggs Library is being rebuilt. The project is fully funded at $20 million. The DC Public Library is working with Consigli and HGA as the design/build team for the new Lamond-Riggs Library. 

The Library hosted a final community meeting on Wednesday, May 20. The design team shared the final design and provided an overview of the project timeline. Construction is expected to take approximately 18 months.

The design process is now complete and the library has closed permanently in preparation for construction. Interim library services will be provided in a storefront location at 395 Ingraham St. NE (Art Place at Fort Totten). An opening date for the interim location has not been determined. The Library will be taking the need for social distancing measures into account in determining when to open the interim location. More information about opening of the interim location will be provided soon.
 

View the Final Design

Read the questions and answers from the final community meeting.
 

Community Engagement | Community Meetings | Focus Groups and Surveys | 
History of the Lamond-Riggs Library

Community Engagement

Community engagement is a vital aspect of the design process for a new library. DC Library continues to seek community input through a variety of formats. 
 
  • Three members of the community served on the design team selection panel.
  • Two surveys have been conducted by DC Library and the Friends of Lamond-Riggs Library conducted a third survey.  
  • The Library hosted 10 focus groups with adults, parents of young children, seniors, teachers, students and library staff.
  • Three community meetings have been held with additional meetings to he held as the design takes shape.

Community Meetings

The Library hosted a community meeting on Tuesday Nov. 19, 2019 for the design team to share the draft design and to gather community feedback.
View the presentation.
View the community comments.


The Library hosted a community meeting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 for the design team to share initial concepts for placement of spaces and services and to gather community feedback.
View the presentation.
View the community comments.

The Library hosted a community meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 to share the draft Library Building Program.
View the presentation.
View the community comments.

The Library hosted a community meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 to introduce the design team and gather initial input.
View the presentation.
View the community comments.

The Library hosted a community meeting on Oct. 5, 2017 to outline the project process and timeline and to share examples of buildings around the city that the Library has completed to date. View the presentation.

Focus Groups and Surveys

View the results of the surveys View the results of the focus groups In 2017, the Friends of Lamond-Riggs Library conducted a survey.
View the survey results here.

If you have questions about the project, you may contact Martha Saccocio, martha.saccocio@dc.gov or 202-727-1188.