Completed in 2006
The new Alameda Main Library enhances the civic nature of Alameda’s historic downtown, expressing the basic order of historic elements while utilizing advanced building technologies. Large windows and window bays provide expansive views of the city and its surroundings. A walled garden forms a backdrop for public meeting rooms and a café. Additional program elements include a generous reading room, a large children’s section, a children’s story and craft room, study rooms, a young adults’ homework center, computer labs, private reading areas, work areas and conference rooms.