2018 Ellettsville Branch Renovation

A New Vision for a 21st Century Community

50 years after the original Ellettsville Branch opened, we’re getting our biggest makeover yet. After talking and listening extensively to the people living and working in the Ellettsville area, the Library and our partners at Matheu Architects are excited to unveil the latest chapter in the Branch’s history. You’ll love the new opportunities to read, learn, connect, and create that the upcoming renovation brings—and recognize many of the features and faces you’re already familiar with here.


Something for Everyone

Community members of all ages have lots to look forward to at the newly-renovated Ellettsville Branch. Among the improvements you’ll enjoy:

  • Upgraded service areas for children, including a new infant room and an expanded program room
  • A beautiful bay window with a new seating area for plenty of natural light and relaxation
  • A dedicated teen space
  • New ADA-compliant restrooms
  • An improved, ADA-compliant parking lot
  • Replacement of the heating and cooling system for more cost-efficient, year-round comfort


Temporary Branch Closing: August–December 2018

Creating the Branch you deserve is a big job! Despite our best efforts to avoid any disruptions to service, our contractor advises that a safe, efficient, and cost-effective renovation means a temporary total branch closure is necessary. Therefore, the Ellettsville Branch will be completely inaccessible to the public during the major renovation phase (August–December 2018).

But don’t worry: you’ll still enjoy the Library—in the Ellettsville community. In addition to adding Bookmobile and Outreach Van stops nearby for your convenience, we’ll staff provisional spaces, provided by local agencies, to bring you Library materials, programs, and services. Of course, you’re always welcome at the Main Library, including Drive-Up holds pickup. More specific service details available soon.

We’re honored to be a center of the community where all people can gather, and we’re striving to make this transition a success. Please feel free to contact the Library with any thoughts, concerns, or questions you may have about the renovation.

This page will be updated as we receive new information.

Proposed Floor Plan (Interior)
Proposed South & East Elevations (Exterior)
Proposed North & West Elevations (Exterior)