Lamond-Riggs Library Project

Lamond-Riggs Library Project

New Library Design Is Underway

The Lamond-Riggs Library, at 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE, is going to be rebuilt. The DC Public Library has selected Consigli and HGA as the design/build team for the new Lamond-Riggs Library. 

The project is fully funded at $20 million.

Community Engagement | Community Meetings | Focus Groups and Surveys | Interim Library Services

The design process will take about one year. Once the design is complete, the current building will be closed and an interim location will provide library service during construction. Construction is expected to take about 18 months.

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 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 either of the individuals below.

Martha Saccocio, or 202-727-1188
Archie Williams, or 202-727-1437

Interim Library Services

The Library will provide interim library services during construction of the new building. The team will be searching for a location as close to the current library as possible. In the past, these spaces have been store fronts or trailer-buildings placed on available land. If you have a suggestion for a location, please let us know.