Library

Libraries

The Bond Advisory Committee recommended the library projects below undergo preliminary design for consideration in a proposed 2023 bond election. An open house will be held on these projects on Wednesday July 27, 2022 at the Klein Road Elementary School cafeteria. The open house style public meeting will allow residents to review the current design options and ask questions of the project consultants. Citizens can also provide feedback on these projects in person at the meeting by clicking the "tell us your thoughts"  button below each project or the downloadable comment card, which can be mailed or dropped off at City Hall.


  1. Southeast Branch Library
  2. Main Library Expansion, Outdoor Programs & Garden Area

Southeast Branch Library


Project objectivesSE Library

Add a branch library to the existing library system to serve the fastest growing area in the city - South of the Guadalupe River and east/south of IH 35. The branch would have a strong youth and family focus and would be located in Guadalupe County and serve the 6 schools within walking distance. This project is a continuation of ongoing engineering work.

Project scope

The New Braunfels Southeast Branch Library is a 23,250-square foot building that is site and community responsive. The library will feature a large public plaza, garden space, café services, restrooms, and book sales. Additionally, the library will include a variety of rooms for quiet study and meetings. The Library Staff areas have views to the outside as well as a service window to better serve the public.

Risks and constraints

The area is growing fast, and a desirable parcel may be hard to find the longer the project is wait-listed.

Projects costs

$20M Total Cost |$17.6M Construction | $2.3M Additional Costs

Project and preliminary design considerations

Schematic design was completed as part of the 2019 bond effort.

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