The library is closed while we move back to our renovated building.

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Library Expansion & Renovation Project

The library under construction, May 2023
The library under construction, May 2023

Updated timeline

Construction on our library is forging ahead on budget and on time! We plan to reopen our library with full services in October as originally scheduled. Before that, though, we have paused services to move into the Faust building and prepare for the public as we did when we moved into our temporary location.

Temporarily Closed

The library will reopen in October. To learn where you can use your Westland library card during our closure, please see Finding Services at Neighboring Libraries.

Construction project FAQ

What improvements will be made during the library renovation?

Our comprehensive renovation and expansion plan will bring new spaces including a new dedicated program room for Youth, state of the art meeting rooms, additional study rooms, an expanded Teen Area, and an outside courtyard. We’re also making improvements throughout the building, including acoustics.

Where is the money for this project coming from?

In 2016, the Westland Library embarked on a project to expand and update the library and we will be using money from that project as well as money we saved during the pandemic to fund this project.

We voted for an operating millage last summer. Will funds from that be used for this project?

No. That millage was strictly for operating funds. All of the funds for this project come from pandemic savings and the 2016 project.

Will the library close during renovation?

Yes, temporarily. The library relocated operations to Marshall School during construction to shorten the duration of the project. The library closed from late November 2022 to January 2023 and we are now closed until October 16, 2023.

Can I use other libraries during the temporary closure?

You may use your Westland library card to check out materials at any nearby library—bring your library card and ID to your first visit! For more information, see our guide to Finding Services at Neighboring Libraries.

How long will this project take?

This project began in October 2022 and will be completed in October 2023.

What companies will be handling the construction project?

Our construction manager is the Dailey Company. Architecture and design are provided by TMP Architecture and Library Design Associates. The project is managed by Plante Moran Cresa.

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