About the Library Bond Measure FF and Neighborhood Branches
Most of Berkeley?s neighborhood branch libraries have not been renovated in more than 30 years, and findings from the recently completed Branch Libraries Facilities Master Plan indicate the buildings have crowded spaces, suffer from structural and infrastructure impairment, are not ADA-accessible and lack the infrastructure to meet current and future technology needs. With more than 800,000 visits during the year, the branches need substantial upgrades to ensure a safe environment and an efficient operating system.
The revenue from the bond will bring the buildings up to current code standards; meet seismic requirements; make all of the branches fully accessible to Berkeley?s diverse population; provide environmentally sustainable ?green? operations; and create adequate space for the Tool Library and the adult literacy program, Berkeley Reads. Renovations will include the restoration and preservation of historic features at the branch libraries.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Library Bond HTML | PDF
- Summary of the Berkeley Public Library Branch Libraries Facilities Master Plan. (1.5MB)
- The Branch Libraries Facilities Master Plan document page