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Surratts-Clinton Branch

Feasibility Study Completed
Community Meetings Completed
Design Completed
Permitting Completed
Bid Completed
Construction In Progress

The branch, built on land once owned by the Piscataway Nation, was originally dedicated on January 21, 1980. The cost of the building was $1.5 million. Two historic names of the area (Surratt and Clinton) were joined to make the name of the branch.

Size: It will be a 25,682 square-foot building.

Meeting & Study Spaces:

  • Six study rooms - including one for children and one for teens
  • One meeting room with a stage
  • One conference room


  • 60 computers for the public
  • Makerspace/computer lab

Other Features:

  • New entrance
  • New decorative metal panels on the exterior
  • Vending café
  • Fireplace
  • Comfort room for nursing mothers
  • Fully-enclosed children’s area and teen zone
  • An interior Art in Public Places commission

The theme of children’s area is Discovery Bay. Celebrating the Chesapeake Bay, the room will have sailboat-shaped reading nooks, a lighthouse that children can sit in and read, a wall mural of animals and fish of the Chesapeake, seagulls flying from the ceiling and nautical-themed furniture.

Architect: AS Architects

News Updates

November 5, 2020

Pubic Art Opporunity for Surratts-Clinton

Provide concept design ideas through renderings or other media. Upon approval, the elected artist or artist team will be issued a design contract and have their art displayed in the branch! Deadline December 4.

February 20, 2020

Construction Starts February 18!

The Surratts-Clinton branch will begin construction on February 18, 2020. The branch is expected to reopen in Summer of 2021.

Surratts-Clinton Floor Plan

Surratts-Clinton Furniture Plan

Videos and Media

Surratts-Clinton Branch Library Renovation

Surrats-Clinton Renovation Photos

Surratts-Clinton Virtual Tour

Hard Hat Librarian Ep 10