Cary Regional Library opened on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.

 

Location

315 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary
 

Project Summary

The new Cary Regional Library is located in downtown Cary across from the Cary Arts Center and adjacent to Cary's outdoor performance space. The new library will be located on the upper two floors of a three-story structure.
 
The 23,450-square-foot library, located at 315 Kildaire Farm Road, features 90,000 books, programming for all ages, 32 public computers and free Wi-Fi. The first floor houses the children’s collection and a large children’s program room, and the second floor features the Adult Services collection, a community meeting room and quiet study.
 
This project was a unique partnership with the Town of Cary and included construction of a new Town parking deck to serve library patrons and Town patrons using the Arts Center, the outdoor performance space, and other town venues.

Cary Community Library located at 310 S. Academy Street closed on October 20, 2019.
 

Building Information

Site Acreage​: ​Part of the new Cary downtown
​​Parking: ​ ​​120 spaces within an approximate 600-space parking deck (Town of Cary)
​​Library Area: 23,750 SF Total
Collection Size: ​125,000–200,000
​Projected Circulation: ​500,000–600,000
​​Programs Offered: ​Youth programs, public PCs, WiFi, adult and youth collections (books and audio books), reference, book reservation, lucky day collection, and self-checkout
 
​Architect: ​Clearscapes​
Contractor:​ ​Balfour Beatty, Inc. (CM at Risk)
Construction Budget: ​​$23.7 million (combined library and parking deck)
​​Opened: November 3, 2019
​​Current Phase: ​Construction
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 Cary Library Expansion

 

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