Built in 2011, our 114,000-square-foot building offers four floors of resources and entertainment and is equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, public access computers, scanners and low-cost copy and faxing services. Our lower level is home to Studio 300, our state-of-the-art digital media center filled with Mac computers, soundproof audio booths, video recording studios and our Maker Lab. Take our virtual tour to see our building and learn more about our exciting resources and services.
Learn more about our previous building and our history.
Art in the Library
As a community center, we believe art—like information—should be accessible to everyone. Our building is filled with original artwork for all to enjoy, and you can learn about each piece with our audio art tour, where you can listen to many of the artists speak about their art and how it was created in their own words. So please take a moment to enjoy our art tour, and then stop by to see your favorite pieces in person.
We’re a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-certified building. To meet this certification, our building includes special features such as a green roof, which is long-lasting, insulates the building more efficiently than a standard roof and helps prevent stormwater runoff. Other environmentally-friendly features of the building include efficient water, lighting and heating and cooling systems.
We encourage eco-friendly transportation by providing premiere parking spaces for low-emission or fuel-efficient vehicles. We also offer a bicycle rack at the front entrance and bike lock rentals at our Information Desk if you’ve forgotten yours. Pace Bus stops are conveniently located In front of our building and just across the street.
To help our visitors stay green, we offer an in-house recycling program. Each floor of the library contains bins for recycling paper, plastic and cans. We provide patrons with reusable cloth bags and backpacks that are available for checkout, just like a book or other library materials. Cloth bags can be returned to a service desk or one of our free-standing book drops.
Fountaindale is now home to a Micro Pantry filled with non-perishable food items, toiletries and more to help our neighbors in need. The Micro Pantry is located to the right of our main entrance.
Micro Pantries run on a “Take what you need. Leave what you can” policy and are designed to bring communities together to help those in need. Everyone in our community is invited to leave or take non-perishable food items, toiletries and diapers.
Please note, while we make every effort to make sure food is fresh, please be cautious and check for expiration dates and spoilage. The library is not liable for any harm caused as a result of expired items, food allergies or other concerns.
Our Micro Pantry was generously designed and funded by father and daughter Scott Silmon and Ashley Silmon-Rodriguez. We welcomed our new pantry on Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Local History Room
Our Local History Room offers a non-circulating collection of genealogical and area-specific books, maps, microfilm and much more. The space has two database research computers, a digital microfilm machine, a digital book scanner and a low-vision reading machine. Genealogical help and research sessions are held in the room throughout the year.
We have vending machines in our lobby between Meeting Rooms A and B for your convenience.