Burlington Public Library

Burlington, Iowa

The City of Burlington recently expanded library services to a new structure on a downtown site with views of the Mississippi River. LEO A DALY designers selected local red brick, red Indian limestone and slate shingles to complement and energize the historic architectural language of Burlington. The interior features natural wood trusses and views of the river. The 50,000-SF facility includes a coffee shop, genealogy section, meeting rooms, gift shop, public computers, teen area and story time room, in addition to adult and youth services. Technology is well integrated into the facility and includes a wireless network, self-checkout and centralized printing.


Burlington Public Library

At a glance

50,000 SF

Coffee shop

Meeting rooms

Gift shop


Natural wood trusses

Local red brick, red Indian limestone and slate shingles

Integrated technological features


Program verification

Site selection

Bond issue assistance

Architectural design

Mechanical, electrical and structural engineering

Interior design

Contract administration