REIMAGINE

Library Renovation

Greenwich Library is significantly repurposing the Main Building to meet the changing needs of the community. Developed over the past few years with extensive community input, the project will impact every floor of the building. The Library will remain open during the construction, which began in July 2019 and is estimated to take 16 months. The renovation has been carefully phased to minimize disruption.

Click below for the latest Renovation Floor Plan.

Click here for the upcoming Floor Plan for late fall / early winter 2019.

Access the Upcoming Floor Plan

Closures

Work has begun in the building and temporary wall partitions are up, closing the Auditorium and Tech Training Center (lower level), Music Area, and Flinn Gallery (second floor). The Library Cafe is open, stop by for coffee or a snack while you’re here.

The renovated Music wing (along with music materials) will open in mid-November.

Collections

These collections have been temporarily relocated:

• Young Adult & Video Games (1st Floor Reading Room)
• Chinese Materials (1st Floor Reading Room)

These collections have been permanently relocated:

• Large Print (1st Floor Peterson Business Wing)
• DVDs (1st Floor New Materials)

Some Chinese Language materials and Language Arts collections are temporarily stored, returning in late December. Most Music CDs and Scores remain in storage, returning in late October.

Coming soon: Scheduled to begin in late October 2019, the next renovation phase will include temporary storage of the fiction collection and closure of the Group Study Rooms on the second floor until December 2019. You’ll have access to new fiction and nonfiction books and paperbacks on the first floor, as well as at the branches. In the meantime, please stop by soon and borrow as many fiction titles as you’d like.

If you’re not sure where to find something, please check our catalog or ask a staff member for help.

Renovation FAQs

Click here for a printable ReImagine Floor Plan which documents changes to collections, services, and area closures.

When you visit the Library, pick up a pocket-sized floor plan at any service desk or look for large directional posters conveniently located around the building. Collection changes are also posted on our ReImagine website.

Make sure you subscribe to the Library’s enewsletter or social media pages for the latest information.

Our Digital Library includes eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, learning, and more, all available 24/7 from any digital device. Greenwich and Perrot Library cardholders with accounts in good standing may download content from the Digital Library.

Click here to view a tutorial for accessing these materials.

Although we can’t access items that are in temporary storage, we do have other options. Please ask a staff member for assistance.

Access digital ebook or audiobook versions of the item through the Digital Library.

Interlibrary Loan allows us to request materials, such as books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks or periodical articles, from other libraries. Anyone with a valid Greenwich or Perrot Library Card may request Interlibrary Loans. For more information, please click here. To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, click here.

Greenwich Library welcomes purchase suggestions from Greenwich and Perrot Library cardholders. To suggest a purchase, log in to the Library catalog and click Suggest a Purchase on the footer or use the Suggest a Purchase form on our website.

Yes, the Library will continue to purchase materials in all subjects, genres, and formats and will increase the number of digital titles purchased. Check out our new books area on the first floor for our latest acquisitions.

For more information about our Digital Library, click here.

Yes, Greenwich Library is committed to lifelong learning and enrichment, so we will continue to offer a variety of programs in alternate spaces in the Main Library and branches, as well as with our community partners!

Please check the Library calendar for the latest offerings and be sure to sign up for the Library’s email newsletters to get the scoop on upcoming programs and services.

While study rooms are available for use, the guidelines, procedures, and reserve times will remain the same.

Please note, the 2nd Floor Meeting Room and Auditorium will not be available for rental to outside groups for the duration of the renovation project.

Click here for more information about Meeting Facilities.

Yes, drop-in tech assistance will continue to be available three times a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, and Thursdays 3:00-4:00 pm at the Periodicals Desk or Jewel Room. Check the Library calendar for the specific location as it will change during the duration of the renovation.

Yes, technology classes will be held in alternate locations at the Main Library and branches. Check the Library calendar for the latest programs or sign up for our TTC enewsletter to get the scoop on TTC programs and services.

Yes, the Library Café will be open during the renovation project in its current space. It is anticipated that the new Café on the lower level will open in the summer of 2020. Click here for more information about the Library Café.

The Friends Friday Films series is a special program and a long-standing tradition at Greenwich Library. There is currently no plan to cease holding the program, and we plan to reconstitute it when the auditorium reopens in Fall 2020.

REIMAGINE

ReImagine, ReNew, RePurpose Campaign

Transformative improvements to the Main Building will meet our community’s evolving needs. Campaign Donors to this renewal are keeping Greenwich at the forefront of public libraries nationally.

Discover the Campaign

See Your New Library!

The plans, designed by Peter Gisolfi Architects, will add remarkable new features to the Main Building and expand public space, all within the footprint of the current space.

Ways of Giving

Join in supporting Greenwich Library’s strong future with a campaign gift of any size! For a tour, a closer look at the plans, and naming opportunities, please contact Director of Development Nancy Klein at 203-622-7957.

Innovation Experience 2019

The Innovation Experience held on April 6, 2019, provides a preview of the programs the Library will offer after the completion of its renovation project.

Library eNewsletter

Stay up-to-date on the latest ReImagine renovation updates including collection moves by subscribing to the Library’s Weekly Events eNewsletter.