Library Expansion & Renovation Project

The library under construction, May 2023
The library under construction, May 2023

Updated timeline

Construction on our library is forging ahead on budget and on time! We plan to reopen our library with full services in October as originally scheduled. Before that, though, we are going to need to pause services to move into the building and prepare for the public as we did when we moved into our temporary location.

Below, you’ll find an updated timeline of events, including dates for ending our services at the Marshall Building, pausing MelCat services, and resuming services at the library.

If you have any questions about the project, please do not hesitate to call us and ask. We thank you all for your patience and understanding during this exciting endeavor and look forward to our newly renovated library.

Informational Brochure
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Upcoming service changes

June 23: Last day to place MeL interlibrary loan requests. You may continue to pick up requested items through July 29.

July 24: Last day to place online holds on Westland library materials.

July 29: Last day of in-person library services at Marshall School. While the library building is closed, Your Digital Library will remain open 24/7/365 at

August 19: Last day for drop box returns at Marshall School.

The library will reopen in October.

Map to Marshall Upper Elementary
Map to Marshall Upper Elementary (click to enlarge)

Temporary Location

We are temporarily located at Marshall Upper Elementary from February through July 29, 2023. The Marshall building is located at 35100 Bayview Street in Westland. On July 30, we will close for in-person services to move back to our renovated building. The library will reopen at 6123 Central City Parkway upon completion of the project in October 2023.

Current services

Library services are available at Marshall School, including item holds, interlibrary loan, and other services that were paused during our relocation. Come visit us!

The following services are unavailable at Marshall School and will resume when return to the renovated library building in the fall:

  • Study room bookings
  • After-hours hold pickups

We are no longer accepting book donations. For a list of other local book donation sites, visit our Gifts & Donations page. Please do not place donations in outside book drops.

Please check this page for regular updates!

Construction project FAQ

Where is the money for this project coming from?

In 2016, the Westland Library embarked on a project to expand and update the library and we will be using money from that project as well as money we saved during the pandemic to fund this project.

We voted for an operating millage last summer. Will funds from that be used for this project?

No. That millage was strictly for operating funds. All of the funds for this project come from pandemic savings and the 2016 project.

Will the library close during renovation?

Yes, temporarily. The library closed from late November 2022 to January 2023 while we relocated library operations to the site of the former Marshall School, and we are now open at Marshall. Services will pause again on July 30 so we can move back to our renovated building.

Can I use other libraries during the temporary closure?

You may use your Westland library card to check out materials at any nearby library—bring your library card and ID to your first visit! For more information, see our guide to Finding Services at Neighboring Libraries.

How long will this project take?

This project began in October 2022 and is currently anticipated to be completed in fall of 2023.

What companies will be handling the construction project?

Our construction manager is the Dailey Company. Architecture and design are provided by TMP Architecture and Library Design Associates. The project is managed by Plante Moran Cresa.

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