West End Library to reopen next month in new residential building

The new West End Library is located at 2301 L St. NW. (rendering by CORE architecture + design)

The rebuilt West End Library will open early next month at 2301 L St. NW as part of a long-awaited mixed-use redevelopment, according to a news release.

The new West End Library is within EastBanc’s new mixed-use development, located along L Street NW between 23rd and 24th streets. (Brian Kapur/The Current/April 2017)

The 21,000-square-foot library occupies the ground level of a nine-story luxury residential building, built by EastBanc as part of an intricate deal with the District government to redevelop the property. The new library will include separate spaces for adults, teens and children; a 100-person meeting room; two conference rooms; and five “quiet study rooms,” the release states. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 9.

In advance of the reopening, the West End Interim Library — located at 2522 Virginia Ave. NW in the Watergate — will close at the end of the day on Thursday. In the month before the new library opens, patrons can pick up holds from Library Express at 1990 K St. NW and return checked-out materials to any D.C. library.