New Central Library Is Now Open With a New Name & Woodland West Branch Temporarily Closed for Reconstruction

The new Central Library is now open for full library services.  To discover all the services and new features, visit the website at


Beginning August 1, 2018 the Woodland West Branch Library will close temporarily while the building is renovated. The branch’s front doors, façade and other areas will be updated. Library service will be unavailable at Woodland West during construction, which is expected to be complete in November.

The renovation will feature improvements to the building’s front doors and entryway. Other work will include updating the public restrooms to ensure they are ADA accessible.

The Woodland West Branch is one of the Arlington Public Library’s busiest locations. Woodland West has been in its current location since 1996 and serves a diverse neighborhood full of dedicated library lovers. Despite being the system’s smallest branch, Woodland West circulates more books each month than most other locations.

Some services will be relocated or temporarily unavailable during the construction progress.

  • The book drop will not be available during construction. Patrons can return items at any Arlington Public Library location.
  • Books and other items housed at Woodland West will not be available during construction.
  • Requested items will be sent to the Lake Arlington Branch. Patrons may select a different location for their holds if desired.
  • Free summer meals ended on July 31 at the Woodland West Branch. Children 18 and under can still receive a free lunch on weekdays until August 10 at the Southeast Branch at noon, or at the East Arlington Branch at 1 p.m.
  • Good Grounds for Books reading group will meet at the Downtown Library on the third Wednesday of the month beginning on July 18.

The Downtown Library and the Lake Arlington Branch are the closest locations to Woodland West. Woodland West patrons are encouraged to use these locations, or any other branch throughout the system, during construction. Woodland West is located at 2837 West Park Row, Arlington TX.

HANA residents may find the East Arlington Branch (located in the shopping center on Park Row at New York) more convenient while Woodland West Branch is closed.


  1. This is wonderful news. The entry doors at that branch were a mess (and a mistake to begin with). They automatically opened and closed constantly whether a person was there or not. It made a terrible noise and not surprisingly they needed a lot of maintenance since there virtually never stopped opening and closing. So distracting. Not sure why they were needed. Even handicapped people can open doors and there are on-demand power assist options for those few who can’t.

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