First Look: New Dublin Library Branch
Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Dublin Branch opened to the public June 6. A visit to the site a week later revealed a light-filled space that – judging by the number of people reading, studying, and just checking out the new building – is already being well-utilized by the community.
The new branch, at 75 N. High St., is twice the size of the 39-year-old building it replaced. It is the last of a 10-project building program that has included the following new and renovated branches:
- The new Driving Park Branch opened July 12, 2014
- The new Whitehall Branch opened April 11, 2015
- The new Parsons Branch opened June 4, 2016
- The transformed Main Library opened June 25, 2016
- The new Northern Lights Branch opened Sept. 24, 2016
- The new Shepard Branch opened Oct. 13, 2016
- The new Northside Branch opened June 22, 2017
- The new Hilliard Branch opened June 21, 2018
- The new Martin Luther King Branch opened Oct. 18, 2018
A second phase of upgrades will include renovations of four additional branches: Karl Road, Hilltop, Gahanna and Reynoldsburg.
Turner was the construction manager for the Dublin project and NBBJ was the architect. The building was the winner of CU’s annual reader’s poll for Best Architectural Design of 2017.
Adjacent to the new library is a four-story parking garage that contains 200 spaces reserved for library customers.