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Library Building Project Updates & Meeting Documents

Latest Update

Video coverage of the Library Groundbreaking Ceremony on June 12, 2024

Thank you to CitySide Subaru and East Cambridge Savings Bank for their generous donations. They are some of the many donors to the Belmont Library Building Project who will help to offset the amount of public funding required for the project and reduce the financial impact on Belmont residents.

To see the full list of donors, please click here.

After 20 years of efforts, a new Belmont Public Library building is on the road to reality! Following a positive result in the November 2022 debt exclusion vote, the Library Building Committee is now engaged in refining and finalizing the design, working hand-in-hand with architects Oudens Ello and project managers CHA, and incorporating all community feedback we have received since the schematic designs were first presented to the public. The Library will be in temporary quarters during construction with specifics to be announced. The new Belmont Public Library building is currently projected to open in fall 2025.

To see the most recent information on this process, scroll down to the Building Committee Meeting notes section at the bottom of this page. There you can view the minutes and all documents (including design updates) presented at each meeting. To receive an alert before each Building Committee meeting, subscribe to updates here.

Current Building Project Updated Documents

November 29, 2023 Community Presentation

Library Building Systems Repair Statement

Open Public Forum #7 Slides 6/2022

New Library Budget Revised Estimate 4/2022

April 2022 Updated Building Designs

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Budget Guidance in the COVID Era

Building Committee Meetings

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