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Capital Projects

Updated 02/28/2018

Capital Project

At Queens Library, we understand that safe, comfortable, and inspiring spaces are pivotal to achieving the best possible experience for our users. On behalf of communities across the borough, Queens Library manages nearly one million square feet of library space in 65 locations to serve our customers’ diverse and evolving needs.

There are nearly 100 active Library capital projects on any given day in Queens and more in development, ranging from technology upgrades to interior renovations to expansions to brand new facilities, all planned to realize first-class library service. In our outreach and engagement with stakeholders, we have heard a desire to learn more about these projects.

We are deeply committed to transparency and communication with our customers and the public. In response to your requests for more information about capital projects and to provide a window into the process, we have created an online Capital Projects Tracking Tool. While the realities of projects are often complex and dynamic, we are providing updated information quarterly so that you can easily see the status of projects and learn more about how the Library is working to advance our capital program. Users will be able to view the progression of a project, from the first phase, “scope development”, when the specific work is determined and prioritized, to the final stage, “complete,” when the project has been completed and put into public use.

Your feedback is welcome as we refine this tool and continue improving our ability to answer your questions. To provide comments, please . We hope the Capital Projects Tracker will facilitate an ongoing conversation about meeting capital needs at a time when the demand for Library programs and services is greater than ever.

With thanks for your partnership,

Dennis M. Walcott
President and CEO
Queens Library

To learn more about the capital process and our strategic goals, please click here.



Community LibraryProjectPhase
ArverneARVERNE OutfittingScope Development
ArverneExpansion of Existing FacilityDesign Procurement
AstoriaAccessibility Renovation (Phase I)Scope Development
AstoriaSelf-Check EquipmentScope Development
Baisley ParkInterior RenovationOn Hold
Baisley ParkLibrary ExpansionOn Hold
Bay TerraceInterior RenovationIn Design
BelleroseMasonry RestorationIn Construction
Breezy PointBook Vending MachineScope Development
BriarwoodTechnology UpgradesScope Development
Broad ChannelExterior Improvements Scope Development
BroadwayInitial Outfitting for Phase III/IV In Design
BroadwayPhase III/IV RenovationIn Design
CentralBuilding RenovationIn Construction
CentralCafeteria RenovationIn Construction
CoronaExpansion & RenovationScope Development
CoronaHVACScope Development
CoronaRoof ReplacementScope Development
CoronaTechnology UpgradesScope Development
DouglastonHVAC, Lighting, and Ceiling ReplacementOn Hold
DouglastonMeeting Room RenovationOn Hold
DouglastonReplacement FacilityScope Development
DouglastonStorefront ReplacementOn Hold
East ElmhurstBuilding ExpansionIn Construction
East ElmhurstOutfitting for Building ExpansionScope Development
East FlushingSecurity System UpgradeScope Development
Far RockawayInitial OutfittingIn Design
Far RockawayNew BuildingConstruction Procurement
FlushingConstruction of Second ElevatorIn Design
FlushingHVAC and Window UpgradesConstruction Procurement
Forest HillsOutdoor Reading SpaceOn Hold
GlendaleInitial OutfittingConstruction Procurement
GlendaleInterior Renovation (Phase II)Construction Procurement
HillcrestHVACIn Design
HillcrestRoof ReplacementIn Design
HollisInitial OutfittingIn Design
HollisInterior Renovation/Infrastructure for improved Public ServicesIn Design
Hunters PointNew LibraryIn Construction
Hunters PointNew LibraryIn Construction
Jackson HeightsExpansion and Interior RenovationScope Development
Jackson HeightsHVACOn Hold
LaureltonCCTV Security SystemScope Development
LaureltonRoof ReplacementIn Design
MaspethComputers, Equipment and FurnitureScope Development
MaspethHVAC Replacement On Hold
MaspethRoof ImprovementsOn Hold
MaspethSelf-Check EquipmentIn Construction
Middle VillageHVACIn Design
North Forest ParkHVAC Replacement In Design
North Forest ParkInitial OutfittingIn Design
North Forest ParkInterior RenovationIn Design
North HillsHVAC Replacement Scope Development
North HillsSelf-Check Equipment & Site WorkScope Development
Ozone ParkRoof ReplacementIn Design
PeninsulaReplacement of bathrooms and windows Scope Development
PomonokFull Access LiftScope Development
PomonokHVAC Replacement Scope Development
Queens VillageCCTV Security SystemScope Development
Queens VillageExterior Self-Check EquipmentOn Hold
Queens VillageHVACIn Design
Queens VillageRoof ReplacementIn Design
Queensboro HillHVACIn Design
Rego ParkBuilding ReplacementScope Development
Rego ParkBuilding ReplacementScope Development
Richmond HillInterior Renovation Construction Procurement
Richmond HillInterior Renovation Construction Procurement
Richmond HillSelf-Check EquipmentConstruction Procurement
RidgewoodMasonry & RoofingIn Design
Rochdale VillageHVAC Replacement ProjectIn Design
RosedaleExpansion & RenovationScope Development
RosedaleRoof ReplacementOn Hold
SeasideHVAC ImprovementsIn Design
South HollisBuilding RenovationScope Development
South JamaicaRoof ReplacementIn Construction
South Ozone ParkExpansion and Interior RenovationScope Development
South Ozone ParkRoof ReplacementIn Construction
St. AlbansExterior Facade and Interior Renovation Scope Development
St. AlbansRoof ReplacementConstruction Procurement
SteinwayCCTV Security SystemOn Hold
SteinwayPhase II RenovationConstruction Procurement
SunnysideAccessibility RenovationsDesign Procurement
WhitestoneMasonry RestorationIn Construction
Windsor ParkMasonry RestorationScope Development
WoodhavenInterior and Exterior RenovationIn Design
Community LibraryProjectPhase
AstoriaTechnology UpgradeFunding Approved
BriarwoodExpansion & RenovationFunding Approved
Broad ChannelBroad Channel Library Seating AreaFunding Approved
Broad ChannelRoof & Exterior UpgradeFunding Approved
BroadwayRoof ReplacementFunding Approved
BroadwaySecurity System UpgradeFunding Approved
CentralHVAC UpgradeFunding Approved
CentralNursing StationFunding Approved
Court SquareSecurity System UpgradeFunding Approved
FlushingNursing StationFunding Approved
FlushingRoof ReplacementFunding Approved
Forest HillsTechnology Upgrades Funding Approved
Forest HillsWindow and Door ReplacementFunding Approved
Fresh MeadowsHVAC Control Replacement Funding Approved
GlendaleSecurity System UpgradeFunding Approved
HillcrestHillcrest Children's Room RenovationFunding Approved
HillcrestQueens Library - Hillcrest - Library Room RenovationFunding Approved
Howard BeachReplacement of Windows and DoorsFunding Approved
Howard BeachSecurity System UpgradeFunding Approved
Jackson HeightsSecurity System UpgradeFunding Approved
Langston HughesExterior RestorationFunding Approved
LaureltonComputer CartsAdditional Funding Needed
LaureltonExpansion & RenovationFunding Approved
LaureltonExpansion & RenovationFunding Approved
LeffertsExterior and Interior RenovationFunding Approved
LeffertsSecurity System UpgradeFunding Approved
Lefrak CityA/V Technology for Afterschool ProgramsFunding Approved
Lefrak CityInterior RenovationFunding Approved
Lefrak CitySelf-Check Equipment - ExteriorFunding Approved
Long Island CityNursing StationFunding Approved
Long Island CityRoof ReplacementFunding Approved
MaspethSecurity System UpgradeFunding Approved
McGoldrickRoof ReplacementFunding Approved
McGoldrickSecurity System UpgradeFunding Approved
Middle VillageSecurity System UpgradeFunding Approved
Middle VillageSite AcquisitionAdditional Funding Needed
North Forest ParkTechnology Upgrades Funding Approved
North HillsSecurity System UpgradeFunding Approved
Operations CenterSite Acquisition & RenovationFunding Approved
PeninsulaNursing StationFunding Approved
Queens VillageTechnology UpgradeFunding Approved
RidgewoodComputers, Equipment and FurnitureAdditional Funding Needed
RidgewoodRidgewood Library Furniture and ComputersFunding Approved
RidgewoodSecurity System UpgradeFunding Approved
Rochdale VillageInterior Renovation (Phase II)Funding Approved
Rochdale VillageSecurity System UpgradeFunding Approved
RosedaleSite AcquisitionFunding Approved
SeasideRoof ReplacementFunding Approved
SeasideSecurity System UpgradeFunding Approved
SeasideWindows & Doors ReplacementFunding Approved
South JamaicaInterior RenovationFunding Approved
SteinwayPhase III RenovationAdditional Funding Needed
SteinwaySolar Panels for Queens Library at SteinwayFunding Approved
SteinwayTechnology UpgradeFunding Approved
WhitestoneRoof ReplacementAdditional Funding Needed
WhitestoneTechnology UpgradeFunding Approved
Windsor ParkTechnology UpgradeFunding Approved
WoodhavenWoodhaven library furniture/equipment upgradesFunding Approved
WoodsideMain Door AccessibilityFunding Approved
WoodsideTeens Space RenovationFunding Approved
Community LibraryProjectPhase
ArverneSuperstorm Sandy Damage Restoration Complete
AstoriaCCTV Security SystemComplete
AuburndaleCCTV Security SystemComplete
AuburndaleRoof ReplacementComplete
AuburndaleStorefront Renovation and Self-Check Equipment Installation Complete
Baisley ParkRoof ReplacementComplete
Baisley ParkSelf-Check EquipmentComplete
Bay TerraceCCTV Security SystemComplete
BaysideInitial OutfittingComplete
BaysideInterior RenovationComplete
BelleroseInitial OutfittingComplete
BelleroseInterior RenovationComplete
BriarwoodCCTV Security SystemComplete
BriarwoodRoof Replacement and Masonry RestorationComplete
BriarwoodSelf-Check EquipmentComplete
Broad ChannelSelf-Check EquipmentComplete
BroadwayRenovation and Outfitting of the Children's Room Complete
BroadwaySelf-Check EquipmentComplete
Cambria HeightsCCTV Security SystemComplete
Cambria HeightsNew Teen Area and Community Meeting RoomComplete
Cambria HeightsSelf-Check EquipmentComplete
CoronaCCTV Security SystemComplete
CoronaRoof ReplacementComplete
CoronaSelf-Check EquipmentComplete
Court SquareRenovation of additional spaceComplete
DouglastonCCTV Security SystemComplete
DouglastonRoof ReplacementComplete
East ElmhurstCCTV Security SystemComplete
ElmhurstNew BuildingComplete
ElmhurstOutfitting for New BuildingComplete
FlushingCCTV Security SystemComplete
FlushingRenovation of Children's AreaComplete
Forest HillsCCTV Security SystemComplete
Forest HillsRoof ReplacementComplete
Fresh MeadowsCCTV Security SystemComplete
Fresh MeadowsInterior RenovationComplete
HillcrestCCTV Security SystemComplete
HillcrestSelf-Check EquipmentComplete
HollisCCTV Security SystemComplete
HollisRoof ReplacementComplete
Howard BeachSelf-Check EquipmentComplete
Jackson HeightsCCTV Security SystemComplete
Jackson HeightsRenovationComplete
Kew Gardens HillsInitial OutfittingComplete
Kew Gardens HillsRenovation & ExpansionComplete
Kew Gardens HillsSelf-Check EquipmentComplete
Langston HughesCCTV Security SystemComplete
Langston HughesMasonry & WaterproofingComplete
LeffertsRoof ReplacementComplete
Lefrak CityCCTV Security SystemComplete
Lefrak CitySelf-Check Equipment - InteriorComplete
MaspethBoiler ReplacementComplete
McGoldrickHVAC and Control ReplacementComplete
Mitchell-LindenSite Acquisition and Renovation Complete
North Forest ParkCCTV Security SystemComplete
North Forest ParkRoof ReplacementComplete
North HillsRoof ReplacementComplete
Ozone ParkCCTV Security SystemComplete
Ozone ParkHVAC Replacement Complete
Ozone ParkInterior RenovationComplete
Ozone ParkOutfitting Complete
Ozone ParkSelf-Check EquipmentComplete
PeninsulaFurniture ReplacementComplete
PeninsulaRestoration ProjectComplete
PomonokCCTV Security SystemComplete
PoppenhusenCCTV Security SystemComplete
Queensboro HillCCTV Security SystemComplete
Queensboro HillInterior Renovation Complete
Queensboro HillRoof & MasonryComplete
Queensboro HillSelf-Check EquipmentComplete
RavenswoodUniversal Pre-Kindergarten Classroom RenovationComplete
Rego ParkBuilding Facade RestorationComplete
Rego ParkCCTV Security SystemComplete
RidgewoodAdult and Teen Area RenovationsComplete
RidgewoodInterior Renovation and OutfittingComplete
Rochdale VillageAdult Learning Center Expansion and Library Roof Replacement Complete
RosedaleCCTV Security SystemComplete
RosedaleHVAC, Lighting, and Ceiling ReplacementComplete
SeasideSuperstorm Sandy Damage Restoration Complete
South HollisCCTV Security SystemComplete
South JamaicaCCTV Security SystemComplete
South Ozone ParkCCTV Security SystemComplete
St. AlbansCCTV Security SystemComplete
SunnysideCCTV Security SystemComplete
SunnysideRoof ReplacementComplete
System-WideMobile LibrariesComplete
WhitestoneCCTV Security SystemComplete
Windsor ParkCCTV Security SystemComplete
Windsor ParkInterior Renovation Complete
WoodhavenCCTV Security SystemComplete
WoodsideCCTV Security SystemComplete
WoodsideLighting & Electrical Upgrade Complete
WoodsideSelf-Check EquipmentComplete