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 Project Schedule

  • ​Spring 2017 - Existing Building Demolition
  • Summer 2017 - city of Venice ARB Review and Approval
  • Summer 2017 - Completion of Construction Documents
  • Summer 2017 - Bidding and Permitting
  • Fall 2017 - Start of Construction
  • Fall 2018 - Anticipated Construction Completion

Venice Library Presentation to city of Venice Planning Commission 

Herald Tribune - "Planning commission gives OK to new library site plan"


 Venice Library Renderings


 BCC Updates regarding Venice Library

20170627 Venice Library Site Geotech Final Report.pdf20170627 Venice Library Site Geotech Final Report
20170531 Venice Library Site Geotech Memo and Report.pdf20170531 Venice Library Site Geotech Memo and Report
20170328 Venice City Council.pdf20170328 Venice City Council
20170322 Venice Library Update - Board Priority.pdf20170322 Venice Library Update - Board Priority
20170322 Sarasota County Memo.pdf20170322 Sarasota County Memo
20161208 Public Meeting PPT .pdf20161208 Public Meeting PPT
20161208 Feedback Summary.pdf20161208 Feedback Summary
20161102 Venice Library Update.pdf20161102 Venice Library Update
20161004 FINAL BCC Update.pdf20161004 FINAL BCC Update
20160906 FINAL BCC VL Update.pdf20160906 FINAL BCC VL Update
20160712 Venice Library Board Update.pdf20160712 Venice Library Board Update
20160601 Venice Library Board Update.pdf20160601 Venice Library Board Update
20160504 Venice Library Board Update.pdf20160504 Venice Library Board Update
20160407 Venice Library Board Update.pdf20160407 Venice Library Board Update
20160324 Venice Library Update Joint Meeting.pdf20160324 Venice Library Update Joint Meeting
20160303 Venice Library Board Update.pdf20160303 Venice Library Board Update
20160204 Venice Library Board Update.pdf20160204 Venice Library Board Update
20160112 Venice Library Board Update.pdf20160112 Venice Library Board Update

 Community Meeting: Presentation 12/08/16


Presentation from the Dec. 8 community meeting.

 Watch this FYI about the new library site plan:


 Archived Reports & Studies

expand Date : 2017 ‎(1)
expand Date : 2016 ‎(6)
expand Date : 2015 ‎(5)
expand Date : 2014 ‎(3)
expand Date : 2011 ‎(1)
expand Date : 2010 ‎(1)
expand Date : 1978 ‎(1)

 Archived General Information

VL Invite Dec. 8.pdfVL Invite Dec. 8
Venice Library PP Presentation.pdfVenice Library PP Presentation
20160629 Survey of Gulf Gate Patrons.pdf20160629 Survey of Gulf Gate Patrons

 Venice Library - Old & Hamilton Bldgs.

expand Content : Closing ‎(3)
expand Content : Hamilton Bldg. ‎(10)

 Venice Library Update

Community update on the future of the Venice Library to be held Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 10:30 a.m. until noon and again from 6-7:30 p.m.
For complete details, read VPL Community Update 2017.pdfVPL Community Update 2017.

Demolition of the Venice Library began in March. For details, read the Venice Library Demo-Fact Sheet.pdfVenice Library Demolition Facts.


Venice Library at the Hamilton Bldg.

260 N. Nokomis Ave.
Expanded hours:
  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

SCAT bus stop one block away.

Read the Information Sheet for more details and how to get to your new library.
Venice Library open!

Watch a three part County Talk on the Venice Library here.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Give us your input on the future Venice Library. Send us an email:


 Archived Workshop Notes

20161208 Workshop Notes.pdf20161208 Workshop Notes
20160816-19 Focus Group Sessions Notes.pdf20160816-19 Focus Group Sessions Notes
20160512 Workshop Notes.pdf20160512 Workshop Notes
20160503 Workshop Notes.pdf20160503 Workshop Notes
20160321 Workshop Notes.pdf20160321 Workshop Notes

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