Palisades Library

Palisades Library

4901 V St. NW

The Palisades Library was designed by Albert Goenner & Associates of Bethesda and opened in 1964.

In 2018 the building reopened after an $8.2 million renovation. The Library hired the team of Cox, Graae & Spack Architects and MCN Build to design and build the project. 

Services and Features

  • Improved layout with more space for customers
  • ​New welcoming entrance and enlarged windows
  • Dividable meeting room for 100 people
  • ​Conference room
  • 3 quiet study rooms
  • New heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • New elevator
  • New furniture, fixtures and flooring
  • Environmentally sustainable design including a green roof and energy efficient lighting

Awards and Certifications

  • LEED Silver Certification from the US Green Building Council 

Community Engagement

The Library hosted four community meetings on the Palisades Library renovation. In addition to community meetings, we conducted surveys and focus groups to gather feedback on what residents wanted to see in their renovated library.

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

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