Easter Holiday: All locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20.

Renovations

Highland Park and Sun Ray

The Highland Park and Sun Ray libraries closed on December 2, 2013. The libraries will reopen in Fall, 2014.

Holds

If you have holds requested for pick-up at Highland Park or Sun Ray, you can log in to your account and change the pick-up location.

If you do not change the pick-up location, Highland Park holds will automatically be sent to Merriam Park and Sun Ray holds will automatically be sent to Hayden Heights.

Extra Hours at Merriam Park and Hayden Heights

During the renovation projects, Sunday service and additional evening hours will be added to the Merriam Park and Hayden Heights libraries.

Beginning January 6, 2014, hours at both Merriam Park and Hayden Heights will be:

  • Mon - Thu: 10 am - 8 pm
  • Fri - Sat: 10 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun: 1 - 5 pm

 

Designs and Floor Plans

Highland Park Sun Ray

Exterior

Entry level

Library level

Site plan

Exterior

Floor plan

Interior

Site plan

Survey Results

In August 2013, we surveyed library users about what they enjoy most about the libraries and what they would like to see more of in the future. Here are summaries of the results:

About the Highland Park and Sun Ray Renovation Projects

A public-private investment will support renovation projects at Highland Park and Sun Ray libraries. Construction at each library will begin in early 2014, with project completion anticipated in summer or fall of 2014.

By modernizing and reconfiguring these facilities, the projects will produce more space for the public. The designs will anticipate the adaptability and technology needs of current and future library users.

Highland Park Library was built in 1954 (and known then as the Ford Parkway library). The building was redesigned in 1974, and the current library shares its facility with the Hillcrest Recreation Center. The renovation budget at Highland is $7,930,000.

Sun Ray Library was built in 1970, and minor renovations and additions were done in 1985 and 2000. The Sun Ray library renovation budget is $5,545,000.