New Annapolis Library News

2018

August

Annapolis Construction Update

Construction on the new Annapolis Library on West Street began August 29, 2018. The new building is expected to open in early 2020. View the progress of the Library's construction here.

The Annapolis Library is temporarily relocated to the Monarch Academy at 2000 Capital Drive, Annapolis. It is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. 

February

Annapolis Library Information

The Annapolis Regional Library on West Street has closed for rebuilding. The Annapolis Library's temporary location at Monarch Academy will open Monday, April 16 at 11 am with regular hours of 9 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday. 

Please visit Eastport-Annapolis Neck and Edgewater Community Libraries or any of our other locations for service on Saturdays. Sunday service will be available during the academic year at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck location as well as these other locations.

Foundation Center Grant Resources access will move to our Edgewater location Monday, April 2.

2017

December

Bids Solicited for New Annapolis Library Construction

Bids are currently being solicited by the Anne Arundel County Central Services Purchasing Division for the construction of the New Annapolis Library.

May

More details revealed for new Annapolis library Capital Gazette

Architects and library officials on Tuesday evening unveiled details of the interior layout of the new $24 million Annapolis Regional Library slated to open at the end of 2019.

The new 32,500-square-foot facility will be built on the site of the existing library, though closer to West Street in Annapolis. The old building, built in 1965, is due to be demolished early next year.

Public Information Meeting: Tuesday, May 16

A public information meeting on the plans for the new Annapolis Regional Library will be held Tuesday, May 16, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Maryland Hall Gymnasium, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. 

March

Special Exception Application Approved for New Library

Special Exception Application Approved for New Library

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the Annapolis Board of Appeals held a public hearing on the Special Exception application for construction of the new Annapolis Library. After due deliberation, the Board approved the special exception application with conditions. 

February

Board of Appeals Meeting on New Library

A meeting of the Annapolis Board of Appeals was held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Annapolis City Council Chamber to consider a Special Exception request by Anne Arundel County to construct  a new 32,500 sq. ft. public library on the site of the existing Annapolis Regional Library.

2016

November

Notice of Meeting on the Forest Conservation Plan for the New Library
A public meeting before the Department of Planning and Zoning will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2016 to consider a Preliminary Forest Conservation Plan for the Annapolis Regional Library.
Soil Sampling at the Annapolis Library
During the next two weeks, an engineering firm will be taking extensive, deep soil samples on the Annapolis Library campus. The samples will support the new building foundation design and the storm water management system design.

September

Special Exception Permitting Process Started
The New Annapolis Library project has begun its Special Exception permitting process. The special exception application documents were submitted to the Annapolis Planning and Zoning Director on August 11, 2016.

June

Results from Initial Design Survey
After the public meeting on June 7, 2016, a survey was conducted among the Annapolis and East Port-Annapolis Neck library communities to elicit community feedback on the initial design presentations.
Our Say (Editorial): First glimpse of library plans encouraging The Capital Gazette
Nothing is set in stone yet. But, if things go according to plan, the community will have gained a major asset: a handsome new building to replace the current Annapolis Regional Library on West Street.
Community Meeting Presentation

Project archictects and planners from  WGM Architecture and InteriorsMargaret Sullivan Studio and Louis Cherry Architecture  presented a first look at the New Annapolis Regional Library on June 7, 2016.

Initial plan unveiled for new Annapolis library Capital Gazette Newspaper

The public got its first look at plans for the new Annapolis Regional Library on Tuesday night.

Architects and planners laid out the exterior design and interior detail for the $24 million project, which would replace the current library at 1410 West St.

But none of it is set in stone.

May

2015

December

Imagining the New Annapolis Library Bay Weekly

We’ve just come a step closer to finding out what the new Annapolis Public Library look like.

August

New libraries planned for Annapolis, Riviera Beach Capital Gazette
The budgets are set for the new Annapolis and Riviera Beach libraries.

June

Our Say (Editorial): City library compromise not the last word Capital Gazette
Other changes to the library’s master plan are in the works.
Deal on size of new library Capital Gazette
The new library will be 32,500 square feet.
County Executive Steve Schuh, Councilman Chris Trumbauer Announce Agreement on Annapolis Library Project
An agreement has been reached on the proposed size of the Annapolis Library expansion at 32,500 square feet at an overall cost of $24.2 million.

May

Schuh's library plan meets with skepticism Capital Gazette
The county executive wants a smaller than proposed Annapolis library.
Our say (Editorial): Schuh should compromise on library size Capital Gazette
The editors present why the County Executive’s plan isn’t a good idea.
Guest Column: Annapolis Library needs more space Capital Gazette
Why the new Annapolis Library needs to be at least 35,000 square feet.
Our Say (Editorial): In his budget, Schuh sticks to his program Capital Gazette
The County Executive’s campaign agenda is reflected in the proposed budget.

April

Schuh's budget to include smaller Annapolis library Capital Gazette
The County Executive’s plan proposes more, but smaller, libraries.
2014

November

Our say (Editorial): Library system facing major challenges Capital Gazette
Library officials must remain engaged with both the community and its elected officials in determining the library's future.

October

Our say (Editorial): Trustees make good call on library site Capital Gazette
Steered by the financial realities and community sentiment, the trustees make a reasonable decision.

September

One of two Annapolis library sites not for sale Capital Gazette
An unexpected development in the search for a new library site.

August

Millions visit county's 15 public libraries Capital Gazette
Visits are projected to increase as the county's population continues to grow.
Our say (Editorial): Upcoming decision crucial for library system Capital Gazette
The choices made will tell about the future of the county library.
Location for Annapolis library still undecided Capital Gazette
County officials meet with the Germantown-Homewood Civic Association and residents.
Our say (Editorial): Libraries are changing - not going obsolete Capital Gazette
Rethinking of the role of public libraries in an era stingy governments and the Internet.
2013

February

Library to hold town hall meetings on funding, hours Capital Gazette
The funding request for the new library's feasibility study is made.
2012

December

Guest Column: We need to modernize our library system Capital Gazette
Library Board President and CEO articulate the challenges facing the Anne Arundel Libraries.