Exciting changes are coming to BALibrary over the next few months. We’ve heard your feedback and we’ll be bringing you new features and more of what you already love:

  • holds pick-up area closer to the front entryway;
  • quieter adult computing area on the second floor;
  • local history room for easier access to our incredible collection of Barrington area historical resources and digitization equipment;
  • nursing room for caregivers and our youngest visitors;
  • three additional study rooms.

In addition, the first floor café and Customer Service area will be reorganized to provide a better browsing experience for all ages.

While work is underway, holds pick-up and some browsing collections will be temporarily housed in the Atrium. Can’t find what you need? Please ask, we’re here to help!

Why now? After eight years in our renovated Library, we want to respond to customer suggestions and provide an even better BALibrary experience. Aspects of this projects were planned before the pandemic, and now that more visitors are returning to in-person Library services, it's the right time to make these improvements.

We estimate that these projects will be completed in October 2022. We will work closely with our contractors to make sure disruption is kept to a minimum.