The Northeast Regional Library

Northeast Regional Library exterior rendering

With shovels in hand, Mayor Greg Fischer, Library Director Jim Blanton, Councilwoman Marilyn Parker, the Library Foundation, and members of the community officially broke ground September 21, 2017 on the new 40,000-square-foot Northeast Regional Library located on Bellevoir Circle off Ormsby Station near the Northeast YMCA (click here to read the press release).

Click here to see photos of the groundbreaking on Facebook

The Northeast Regional Library is similar in size and scope to the recently built Southwest and South Central Regional libraries and is the final of three regional libraries included in the Louisville Free Public Library’s Master Facilities Plan. Replacing the much-smaller Westport branch (located in Westport Middle School), the Northeast Regional Library will enhance service for more than 170,000 people in eastern Jefferson County.

Features of the Northeast Regional Library will include:

Approximately 40,000 square feet of dynamic space
Sustainable, eco-friendly, cost-efficient design
130,000 books and other materials
Public meeting rooms and maker spaces
Dedicated children's area
Dedicated space for teens
Public computers with wireless access
Services for senior citizens

The total price tag for construction, books, computers and furnishings is estimated at $17.8 million, with $14 million combined from the state and capital funds allocated by Mayor Fischer and approved by the Metro Council, and the additional $3.8 million raised from private donations to the Library Foundation. For more information on the Foundation's capital campaign for Northeast, click here.

Northeast Regional Library interior rendering

The Northeast Regional Library is the final of three regional libraries included in the Louisville Free Public Library’s Updated Master Facilities Plan, which was approved by the Metro Council in 2009. The Southwest Regional Library opened its doors on October 5, 2014 and the South Central Regional Library just opened this July in Okolona.

 
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Last Updated: 9/21/17