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The Irving Public Library is seeking community and company donations for the system’s first early literacy center at the South Irving Library, which is scheduled to Spring 2014.

The center is a new concept for libraries, and targets children ages 3 to 5. Items in the center include interactive panels, free-standing kiosks for hands-on learning and tables with interactive components.

Please download the following brochure for more information.

Posted July 2013

South Irving Library Ground Breaking Ceremony
South Irving Library WebCam
South Irving Library Construction Progress
Community Input Presentation- Nov. 16
Community Input Presentation
South Irving Library Community Input Meeting
The Irving Public Library invites residents to review plans for the new South Irving Library facility by participating in a community input meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 or 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. Construction is slated to begin in 2012 and the new library will open in 2013. For more information, call (972) 721-2628.

Posted July 2011

The Irving Public Library invites residents to contribute to plans for the new South Irving Library facility by participating in one of the upcoming community input meetings. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and 20 at the Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd.

“We want the new South Irving Library to meet the needs of the community it will serve,” said Chris Dobson, library services manager. “Input from residents is crucial to achieving this goal.”

Interested residents will have the opportunity to provide input to city staff and the project architects. Residents who cannot attend the meetings are invited to provide written input here. The new library will replace the existing Central Library location and is slated to open in late 2012. For more information, call (972) 721-2606.

Posted December 2010

South Library
New Central Library to be Built in Heritage Crossing
Heritage Crossing plans are proceeding with the latest announcement of a new Central Library in the redevelopment area that will provide enhanced services and more entertainment options to residents and visitors.

Public Investment
Library services will be improved through facility features such as:
  • Indoor and outdoor programming
  • State-of-the-art computer technology
  • Quiet reading area
  • Expanded children’s area
  • Individual study rooms
With a new library in the works, plans for the existing Central Library include a complete renovation of the facility into a city-owned museum that will honor and exhibit the unique history of Irving. The museum is being billed as a cultural asset that will attract visitors throughout the North Central Texas region.

Complete with historical storyboards depicting the history of Irving, interactive audiovisual elements, and a host of educational activities for the entire family, the museum will complement the retail and housing developments also in the planning stages for the same vicinity.

Following City Council consensus of the concept will be the city staff creation and implementation of an action plan that will include the proposed timeline.

Posted August 2009
The New South Library and
Community Museum Plans
Conceptual Plan for South Irving Library
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First Floor
Second Floor

Follow the progress of the new South Library here.

Important Dates:

Feb. 25, 2013
Construction Begins

Feb. 15, 2013
Ground Breaking Ceremony

December 2012
Construction Bids Start for South Irving Library

Nov. 16, 2011
South Irving Library Community Input Meeting

Aug. 11, 2011
South Irving Library Community Input Meeting

Aug. 9, 2011
South Irving Library Community Input Meeting

Jan. 20, 2010
South Irving Community Input Meeting

Jan. 17, 2010
South Irving Community Input Meeting

June 25, 2009
Council approves plans for new South Library

June 24, 2009
Proposed new plan to Community Service Committee

June 22, 2009
Library Board approves plans for new South Library