Palisades Library Renovation Project

Palisades Library Renovation Project

Library will feature expanded spaces, new furniture and more

The Palisades Library, located at 4901 V St. NW, is closed for a major interior renovation.  The Library will reopen in early 2018. The nearest library is the Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW.

During construction, the children's librarian is hosting a weekly Family Story Time, Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m., at the Hardy Recreation Center4500 Q St. NW.  

The Library has hired the team of Cox, Graae & Spack Architects and MCN Build to design and build the project. This project is funded at $8.2 million.

Community Engagement

The Library has hosted four community meetings on the Palisades Library renovation.

View the slide show of the final designs. View the furniture and finish selections.

In addition to community meetings, we have conducted surveys and focus groups to gather feedback on what residents want to see in their renovated library.

Project Scope

The goals of the project include:

  • Improving the layout to provide more space for customers
  • Improvements to the HVAC system
  • Exterior improvements including roof and retaining wall
  • Elevator upgrades
  • New furniture, fixtures and flooring
  • New doors and windows
  • Green roof
  • Electrical upgrades
  • Improvements in energy efficiency
  • Improvements in ADA accessibility

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