Project Details

Boulder Public Library is receiving $2.45 million of the total $49 million Capital Improvement Bond, that voters approved in Nov. 2011. The funding is being used to renovate the Main Boulder Public Library, specifically the first floors of the 1992 and 1974 buildings, which includes the Children’s and Teen areas, as well as the adult fiction, music and movies collections. Additional improvements during this renovation include replacing outdated electrical and data distribution systems, repairing/replacing of clerestory windows, ADA accessibility improvements, replacement of worn carpeting, and providing facilities for café service. Check out the project goals and measurements of success!

Funding for the project is as follows:
Capital Improvement Bond-Funded Renovations: $2,450,000
Capital Development Fund: $288,000
2011 Capital Improvement Program Improvements funded by general Facilities Renovation & Replacement (FR&R):  $288,000
Project component to be funded by Library FR&R:  $276,344

Project Total                 $3,730,335

Project components include:

  • Renovating and relocating the children’s area
  • Creating a new, larger Teen Space
  • Relocating and renovating the fiction, music and movies area
  • Replacement of outdated electrical and data distribution systems
  • Repair of clerestory windows
  • Americans with Disability Act accessibility improvements
  • Replacement of worn carpeting
  • Provision of facilities for café service on the library bridge
  • Public art

Completion of these projects will allow the library to address a number of the goals in the 2007 Library Master Plan. A comprehensive Facilities Sustainability Study, completed in 2009, presents justification and concepts for the renovation projects listed above, as well as a number of other capital projects important for the library to continue to support its mission.

For additional information about the city’s Capital Improvement Bond funded projects, visit the Capital Improvement Bond Projects website.