The Monterey Public Library has reached the capacity of its existing space as currently configured.
The Library's unique local history collection and archives have outgrown the climate-controlled space allotted in the California History Room, and the number of young adults that visit the library after school far exceeds the Teen Zone's capacity. This year, the City and Library are embarking on a feasibility study to develop short-term recommendations as well as a long-term plan for the library.
This project will create a community-based renovation, remodel, and expansion plan for the library to meet community needs now and for the next 20 years. The project’s consultants, Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning, will work with Library and City staff, City Council, Library Board members, and community representatives to inform and refine recommendations. The plan is scheduled for review by the Library Board of Trustees and the Monterey City Council in Fall 2019.