New 66,000-square-foot library to open January 2023 in Round Rock

The new public library will be located on the northwest corner of North Sheppard Street and East Liberty Avenue in Round Rock. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
The new public library will be located on the northwest corner of North Sheppard Street and East Liberty Avenue in Round Rock. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

The new public library will be located on the northwest corner of North Sheppard Street and East Liberty Avenue in Round Rock. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The expanded library will allow for new programming. (Rendering courtesy city of Round Rock)
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The library will have a rooftop garden that can be used for programs, activities and community events, such as movie nights. (Rendering courtesy city of Round Rock)
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.
By Megan Cardona
Megan is the Hutto reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions. She worked at UT-Arlington's student newspaper, The Shorthorn, for two years before joining Community Impact.


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