West End Project

West End Project

West End


Status: Complete
Completion: September 15, 2023
Improvement Category: Renovation
Planning Zone: Central
Estimated Investment: $3 million
Architect: emersion DESIGN
Construction Manager at Risk: Turner Construction Company
Visit the Branch: View location page

The renovated West End Branch Library is now open!

This project, located in the Facility Master Plan Central planning zone, redesigned the interior of one of CHPL's most visited branch libraries.

Improvements to the branch include:

  • Accessibility improvements to the entrances, restrooms, and throughout the branch
  • A relocated welcoming entrance
  • Two reservable study spaces
  • A new outdoor patio
  • A new laptop kiosk
  • Vibrant kids and teens area

As part of the West End Branch's Reopening Celebration, neighborhood kids worked with Library staff to create and record a song celebrating the branch, called "The Place I Want to Be."

Construction Gallery

Construction Updates

Blog Posts

West End Branch Library FMP Blog Posts

Get a First Look at the Newly Renovated West End Branch

This popular branch is now open! There's so much to discover including a new outdoor patio, study spaces, a reimagined kids area, and more!

Renovated West End Branch Reopens This Weekend

Explore the reimagined branch at the reopening celebration on September 16, featuring a fashion contest, pop-up recording studio, and more!

West End Branch Closing for Renovations Starting March 11

One of CHPL's most visited branch libraries will be closing for its first major improvements since opening in 1961.

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