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THE NEW DEL VALLE LIBRARY

The Elroy Community Library opened in 1983 and the building was completed in 1988. As the area population grew, the Library Board realized a dream of forming the East Travis Gateway Library District in 2006. To better serve the Del Valle community, the Garfield Community Library opened in June 2010. The two existing buildings have served the Del Valle community well but as the area rapidly grows, the community will need a significantly larger library to adequately serve their needs. This new building will build on the legacy created by Sara Hilgers and the many who have served alongside her throughout the history of the East Travis Gateway Library District.


Timeline

 

 2021:

 

January 4th - East Travis Gateway Library District purchased the land for the site for the new building. The address is 7225 Ross Rd., Del Valle, TX 78617. The previous library director Joe Gunter and the library board felt as though the land was a prime location in Del Valle to build a new library building. The site has ample space for the new building as well as a future expansion.

2022:

May 17th - PGAL is chosen as the architecture and design group for the new library building project.

July 19th - Tax-Exempt Sales Tax Revenue loan is approved for funding of the new library building project.

October 18th - Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMAR) chosen as the construction delivery method.

2023: 

May 16th - Turner Construction Company is chosen as the CMAR firm at the selection committee's recommendation. 

June 20th - The library board approved the site plan for the new library building project.

Current:

The permitting process has begun with Travis County and the City of Austin.

 

New Building Features

  • Approximately 14,000 sq. feet

  • 15+ public computers

  • 4 private, reservable study rooms 

  • Extensive children's area​

    • Storytime/multipurpose room

    • Gated outdoor children's garden

  • Multi-purpose room with catering kitchen for meetings

  • Technology classroom with computers

  • Adult reading garden/patio

  • Designated teen area with computers

  • Free fridge/pantry

  • Drive-up book return

For any questions or comments regarding the new library building project, please email us at contact.us@dvlibraries.org

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