Groundbreaking Celebration

Wake County and the Town of Cary celebrated the start of construction on the new 30,000-square-foot Cary Regional Library and 600-space parking deck on June 27, 2018.

Project Summary

The new Cary Regional Library will be located in downtown Cary across from the Cary Arts Center and adjacent to Cary's new outdoor performance space. The new library will be located on the upper two floors of a three-story structure.
The first floor will house the children's collection and a large children's program room. The second floor will house the Adult Services collection and feature a community meeting room and quiet study. The space will feature a generous amount of daylighting and views to the future town park that will be located northeast of the library.
This project is a unique partnership with the Town of Cary and will include 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.

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)
​​Projected Opening: ​Fall 2019
​​Current Phase: ​Construction
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 Cary Library Expansion


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