West End Library
The new West End Neighborhood Library, at 2301 L St. NW, opened on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Bowser and other elected officials. The new library, replacing an earlier library building originally opened in 1967, anchors a mixed-use project built by EastBanc real estate development company.
The project, designed by architect Enrique Norten of Ten Arquitectos, features a 21,000 square foot library on the ground floor, with eight stories of residential housing above. The project also includes retail space. The library interior was designed by CORE architecture + design.
Services and Features
- Welcoming spaces for adults, teens and children
- A 100-person meeting room with an assistive listening system
- A 12-person conference room
- 5 quiet study rooms
- 40 public computers
Awards and Certifications
- LEED GOLD Certification from the US Green Building Council 2018