A new Library for Pleasant Hill

Library Groundbreaking City Council

Click here to watch the March 8, 2021 Library Town Hall meeting.

Monthly Project Status Report

A construction progress report: what happened in the past month, what will be happening month, schedule status and cost report. Past reports are linked on the Documents & Presentations Page (see menu, left)

Current report: May 2021

City breaks ground on Pleasant Hill Library

Watch the Library Groundbreaking video!

The City Council celebrated the groundbreaking of the Pleasant Hill Library on September 18 with project partners, including Contra Costa County Supervisor Karen Mitchoff, County Library staff and Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library. Architects from BCJ and representatives from Swinerton Management and Consulting were also on hand. Unfortunately, the general public could not be invited due to the current public health order related to COVID-19. 

The $24 million building at 1700 Oak Park Boulevard will be substantially complete by late winter 2021, with a grand opening in Spring 2022. 

In the meantime, the temporary library by the lake at Pleasant Hill City Hall is welcoming a steady stream of patrons. Like all Contra Costa libraries, service is currently limited to front door drop-off and pick-up due to COVID-19.  Reserve books online at ccclib.org

Background

The Pleasant Hill Library is made possible through voter-approved Measure K, a half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2016 to fund a new library as well as roads, storm drains and other infrastructure improvements.

It is being built on approximately 5 acres donated by Contra Costa County (see "Project Partners - Oak Park Properties" for more information).

In 2017, the City Council hired the renown architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to design the library; Margaret Sullivan Studio played an integral role in the design. 

Project management is provided by Swinerton Management and Consulting;  BHM Construction, Inc. is the General Contractor for construction of the Library.

For more information about the library project, email ananthank@pleasanthillca.org or call (925) 671-5261.