|Sunday||2pm - 6pm|
|Monday||9am - 8pm|
|Tuesday||9am - 8pm|
|Wednesday||9am - 8pm|
|Thursday||9am - 8pm|
|Friday||9am - 6pm|
|Saturday||9am - 6pm|
14,026 square feet
Opened: Originally opened in 1981; rebuilt and reopened January 11, 2007
Originally opened in 1981 as part of the Eden Park Community Center on Gus Young Avenue, now known as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, the newly developed Eden Park Branch Library includes a covered drive-through at the entrance and a beautifully landscaped courtyard with covered seating area. Designed by Tipton Associates APAC, this 14,026 square foot library replaces the 2,285 square foot building and houses over 55,000 books, 70 magazines, 10 newspapers, and 3,500 videos, DVDs, audiobooks, and CDs.
The library contains a Large Meeting Room with two kitchenettes, capable of holding 93 people, which can be split into two separate rooms. It also has distinct areas for adults, teens, and children, with a special Storytime room, four soft seating areas, and community art gallery space. There are 40 PCs available for public use, including instructional work stations in the meeting room, and one computer with unique equipment and software for use by blind or visually handicapped patrons. Generous seating, study, and work areas can be found throughout the facility for public and staff.
The Library's interior was designed by Traci LaMoyne of LaMoyne Design Associates. The signage, carpentry, and furnishings reflect a "celestial" theme throughout, which compliments the building's use of light and glass.
This new branch also includes raised flooring to provide flexibility and facilitate wiring and other future technology needs of the structure, as well as state-of-the-art shelving with attached lighting, a new design feature for the East Baton Rouge Parish Library system. Wireless Internet coverage for the interior and courtyard area has been provided courtesy of Cox Communications.
Free wireless Internet access is available at this branch.
The new Eden Park Branch Library is located on the north side of Greenwell Springs Road, east of the intersection with North Foster Drive, across from the new Capital Middle School at 5131 Greenwell Springs Road.