Round Rock Public Library celebrates one year in new facility
This month marks one year since the Round Rock Public Library opened its doors in a new three-level facility at 200 E. Liberty Ave.
Here’s how the new building has impacted the community, by the numbers (January 28, 2023 through December 31, 2023):
- 437,872 Visitors
- 1,110,917 Checkouts
- 69,641 Patron-requested Holds
- 16,907 New registered memberships
- 24,892 Computer Sessions
A brief ceremony held on Jan. 28, 2023 was followed by the library opening to the public, with a line that wrapped all the way around the new building. More than 7,400 people visited the library for family-friendly activities during the open house.
The new building, which was designed by PGAL, Inc. and constructed by Hensel Phelps, is approximately 66,000 square feet and three stories, with an adjacent 289-stall parking garage. The library building was funded through the 2013 voter-approved bond package and cash from the City’s General Self Finance Construction fund; the garage was funded by Type B sales tax revenues.
With additional space, the library will expand its core services to children, teens and adults, as well as technology and more types of meeting spaces and program rooms. The new state-of-the-art facility features areas for quiet work/study on the third floor, classrooms on the first floor, outdoor spaces on each level, study rooms on the second and third floors, dedicated children’s story time rooms, early learning areas, space for activities and crafts, space for collaboration and flexible spaces for programs and collections.
PHOTOS: Round Rock Public Library Grand Opening
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Source: City of Round Rock