Library Building Project

The Marlborough Public Library Building Committee held its first meeting in March 2016 to work on the requirements of the construction grant application to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).  In July 2018 Marlborough was offered a $10,186,626 construction grant. On January 7, 2019 the City Council approved the Mayor's request to bond $23,780,902 to fund the project. The bonded amount will be reduced by the amount of the MBLC grant. The Marlborough Public Library Foundation is working on a capital campaign to raise $2,000,000 in support of the project.

In February 2020, the plans for the new library will be shown to the public. More information here.

Estimated Timeline

March - June 2019                                                       
Daedalus Projects Inc. selected as project manager in June 2019.  LLB Architects resumes work on the project. 
July – December 2019                                                                                            While a preliminary design was created for the state grant application, our plan is to create a new design that best suits our West Main
Street site.
January –  June 2020Finalize the schematic design. Schedule public meetings to solicit feedback. Develop detailed design and construction documents.
Summer 2020Move out of 35 West Main Street location and set up temporary library space at the Walker Building. 
October 2020Put project out to bid for construction services.
November 2020 – June 2022Construction of library renovation and addition


Committee Members

Thomas J. Abel

Library Trustee

Library Director

Dennis Cavanaugh

Community Member


Vinny Farese

Community Member

John Irish

City Councilor

Samantha Khosla

Library Trustee

Stephen Leduc

Community Member

Andy White

Public Facilities