Saugus Library Center

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There is a Santa Clarita Public Library branch in Canyon Country, Newhall and Valencia – and now, the City is looking to locate, design, construct and program its fourth library in the Saugus community by the year 2020. However, this will be more than just a library; the building will act as both a library and community center for the Saugus neighborhoods.

The concept plan:

  • Multi-generational family destination and gathering place for all Santa Clarita residents
  • Vibrant community hub with unique indoor and outdoor spaces
  • A place where learning, exploration, imagination and play can happen simultaneously in the same area

Old Town Newhall Library

Frequently Asked Questions

Engaging the Saugus Library Service Area in the Planning Process


Before building on designs, we first needed to identify the service needs of the Saugus Community.

The City conducted a Needs Assessment for the Saugus Library Center while also assembling findings from both the Santa Clarita Public Library Strategic Plan and the Facility Master Plan.

The Needs Assessment focused on the Saugus Library Service Area, and engaged the community through surveys and focused community meetings.

Needs Assessment Survey Results

  • 1,522 survey responses received
  • 300 community members participated in community meetings
  • Residents were also asked to share any non-library service/program needs


Envisioning the Saugus Library Center


The study identified the need for:

  • Conveniently located library
  • Recreation and community facilities
  • Event venues
  • Meeting spaces/community gatherings
  • Visual and performing art exhibit
  • Education spaces
  • Technology training
  • School support facility

Next Steps

The City has reviewed the feedback and has completed a Saugus Library Center Draft Program with proposed facility features.

A community meeting was held on June 23 to share the concept plan and proposed site with Saugus residents.

The Saugus Library Center site location will be determined by the Santa Clarita City Council in late spring. The next steps would include design and construction. A project as large as the Saugus Library Center may take about a year and a half to design.

The City’s goal is to have the Saugus Library Center open for residents by the year 2020.

Deputy City Manager
Darren Hernández

SC2020This project is part of the City’s Santa Clarita 2020 Community Strategic Plan. Visit SantaClarita2020 for a complete list of projects, programs and services the City is working toward.