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 houses Studio 300, our state-of-the-art digital media center filled with Mac computers, soundproof audio booths and video recording studios.
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 artworks for all to enjoy, so please take a moment to view our gallery 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 to 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 bittersweet news to share. After 10 years of service, the family that runs Brook’s Cafe has decided to retire. We cannot thank Jan and everyone who has worked at Brook’s enough for their decade of wonderful service.
In the interim, we have installed vending machines in our lobby between Meeting Rooms A and B for your convenience.