Land clearing is underway for a new 66,000-square-foot public library located on the northwest corner of North Sheppard Street and East Liberty Avenue in Round Rock.

The facility will replace the existing 43,000-square-foot Round Rock Public Library.

The cost of the library is $33.24 million and is funded by the $123.6 million capital improvements 2013 bond, Communications and Marketing Director Will Hampton said in an email.

Features of the three-floor library will include more quiet study and work areas, conference rooms and outdoor spaces such as a patio, a rooftop garden and a courtyard, he said. Study rooms will be available on the second floor with dedicated children's story time rooms on the first and second floors.

Round Rock City Council has not made a final decision on what to do with the current building after the new library opens in January 2023, Hampton said.