The old East Marietta Library will close at the end of the business day on Saturday, October 14 in preparation to move into the new Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please visit cobbcat.org/libraries for other library locations.
Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center is slated to open in early December. In the interim, East Marietta Library patrons may pick up their holds at the Switzer/Central Library in downtown Marietta or choose a different branch pickup location when placing new holds.
The new Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center is a joint-use project of the library and Cobb County P.A.R.K.S. The construction project is scheduled for completion in early winter 2018. In addition to traditional library services, the facility will include study/training rooms, a conference room, dedicated children’s and teen spaces, a maker studio, a community room, an art gallery and art classrooms, an outdoor amphitheater, and a black box theater.
The current East Marietta Library is located at 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068, east of South Marietta Parkway. Nearby library locations include the Switzer Library in downtown Marietta and the East Cobb Library at Parkaire Shopping Center. Please feel free to visit these and other Cobb County library locations during the construction phase. Online library resources and services are always available 24/7 through our website, www.cobbcat.org.
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An aerial view of the project with the old library building in the background for comparison
More than 100 people attended the Groundbreaking for the East Marietta Library and Cultural Center on April 12.
From left, are Les Still, Chairman of the Cobb County Public Library Board of Trustees; Cobb County Manager David Hankerson, Cobb Public Services Agency Director Dr. Jackie McMorris, Bill Carver, Chairman of the Cobb County Recreation Board; State Representative Sharon Cooper, Cobb County Commissioner Bob Ott, Cobb Library Director Helen Poyer, Cobb PARKS Director Eddie Canon; library patron Emily Neal and Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee.
The Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center in Marietta
- $10.6 million project total
- $8.6 million from the 2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax
- $2 million from the Georgia Board of Regents
- Additional $1 million from Cobb County PARKS to realign connector road to Sewell Park
- The new building will be 28,000 square feet and is a joint use facility with Cobb County P.A.R.K.S.
- Current East Marietta Library is the seventh busiest in the Cobb County Library System with about 55,000 patron visits annually.
- Original building opened in 1967.
The new facility will include classrooms, an art gallery, black box theater, outdoor amphitheater, and music practice rooms.
Design and construction team is CAS Architecture and Batson-Cook Company.