Friday, July 28, 2017


Well playing in the mud and dirt is fun, but we would prefer dry dirt as site clearing begins for West Regional Library. 365 days and counting! Be sure to come back to the Blog for more updates as we photo document our library construction in Scott.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The construction contract for West Regional Library has been awarded to Trahan Construction, LLC from Lake Arthur, LA. The estimated construction cost for our newest library is just under 5.4 million dollars. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017




The Construction Contract for the new West Regional Library in Scott will be signed soon. Construction Bids were opened May 11, 2017 and it looks like we are within budget and can start moving dirt soon. Check back for more information as we follow the progress of our newest building.

Monday, February 22, 2016

West Regional Library update - February 2016

The new library will be on six acres of property located at the intersection of Old Spanish Trail and the planned Apollo Road extension in the City of Scott. The property acquisition was finalized in January 2016.

The Building Program (a document that details what spaces and equipment will be in the new library) was approved by the Library Board on February 15, 2016 and is being turned over to the Architects, Architects Southwest, who will soon begin Schematic Design.  The Building Program is available here.

The new library is expected to be about 17,000 square feet, have a variety of meeting and study spaces, storytime room, collections for adults, teens and children, offer more public access computers, fax machine, copy machine, and wi-fi.   The library will be open 7 days a week, including evening hours.

The design and construction timeline is being developed by the Architect.  Following construction and building acceptance, the Library will spend several months moving in new furniture, shelving, computers, and collection. Currently, we anticipate opening in 2018-2019.  This will be refined during the design process, and again after construction gets underway.

The West Regional Library will serve the Western part of Lafayette Parish, including the City of Scott.  Once the regional library is open, the smaller Scott Branch Library (located nearby) will close.




Monday, September 09, 2013

Seeking Property

We are seeking property for the West Regional Library.  Complete details can be found on the Lafayette Consolidated Government's purchasing portal .  It is event # 376.  Proposals are due by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.


Monday, August 05, 2013

Property for new library sought

The Lafayette Public Library is seeking proposals to purchase approximately 4 to 6 acres of land within the corporate limits of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, for the construction of the West Regional Library.  This regional library will serve the Scott area, Duson area, and western Lafayette Parish.  The library is scheduled to be planned in 2013 and 2014.

The proposed site must be within the corporate limits of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana and should be located within a 1.5 mile radius of the intersection of Hwy 90 (Cameron Street) and Jenkins Road.  

The proposed site should be highly visible, easily accessible, and be able to offer access to all major utilities.  The proposed site shall be suitable to accommodate a regional library, ultimately of approximately 35,000 square feet as well as between 160 and 200 parking spaces.

The Lafayette Public Library will consider land with is offered for purchase, via cooperative endeavor, via Intergovernmental Agreement, or as a gift.

The official RFP packet with complete specifications and requirements can be found on the Lafayette Consolidated Government website - Government -> Finance & Management -> Requests for Proposals/Notice to Bidders or by going directly to the LCG Supplier Portal, and searching for event # 345