Engberg Anderson has worked with the Beloit Public Library for over ten years to provide long-range planning strategies and meet ongoing facility maintenance needs, setting the stage for future phased remodelings. Early studies focused on expansion and renovation of the existing facility in the 48,000 sf former Post Office Building. In early 2007, after completion of a new program for library service, it was decided to move the library to renovated space in the former JC Penney store at the Beloit Mall. The new program resulted in a facility of just over 54,000 sf, with all public functions on a single first floor, and staff spaces in the building’s upper level. Expanded collections, a flexible computer training center and a new divisible public meeting room are highlights of this new facility.
Our History with Beloit Public Library • Master Plan Study completed July 1996. • Facilities Audit completed November 2000. • Updated Master Plan completed 2001. • Exterior Window replacement completed August 2002. • Circulation Desk replacement completed August 2003. • Feasibility Study completed July 2006. • Expansion/Renovation completed June 2009.