Our new central library will be a community gathering place.

The 1965 building in downtown Hagerstown will be fully renovated and expanded to more than 81,000 square feet to create a more comfortable, adaptable library for the community. Expected to reopen in Fall 2013, it will include:

  • An attractive brick façade and inviting plaza that will enhance our county seat and provide a venue for outdoor concerts and events
  • Separate, more comfortable areas for children, teens and adults
  • More than a dozen group study rooms and tutorial spaces—currently, there are no quiet areas for study
  • 40 computer stations, up from the current 12—for 1,200 visitors per day!
  • Expanded, climate-controlled space to preserve and share the historic treasures in the Western Maryland Room collection
  • Expanded event and community meeting space
  • Updated and expanded infrastructure to support online and administrative services for seven branches, the bookmobile and the Western Maryland Regional

Take a look inside our new central library!

View the plans created by Hagerstown's Bushey Feight Morin Architects, Inc.

For more information, contact:
Washington County Free Library
Capital Campaign
101 Tandy Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(t) 301-739-3250 ext. 128