The city-parish has spent $1 million on an office building at the intersection of North Boulevard and Acadian Thruway that will be the new home for the East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s bookmobiles.

According to documents filed Wednesday with the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court’s office, the city-parish bought the building at 3434 North Blvd. from Anthelio Healthcare Solutions Inc., a Dallas-based company. The Metro Council had authorized purchasing the nearly 1.8-acre site in November for $1.15 million, but Mary Stein, assistant library director, said the library was able to negotiate a lower price.

Stein said the 27,602-square-foot building will be home for the library’s outreach service center, which includes the three bookmobiles, recycled books and collections that have cyclical demand. Gift books will be processed at the building, which will also serve as the backup server site for the library’s IT division and the city-parish information services department. About 15 people will work out of the building.

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