In September 2019, after careful financial analysis and deliberations, the library board passed a unanimous resolution to retain ownership of the current building regardless of whether the library renovates or relocates. After the library moves to a new site, the building will continue to be occupied by the Barrow Art Gallery. Additional community and library uses that complement the Barrow are being explored to ensure the economic viability of keeping the current historic building and its ambiance. For example, year around sales of used books and the addition of a not-for-profit tenant, who will maintain or increase foot traffic to the building, would provide downtown and community benefits. A combination of such uses is projected to cover costs to retain and maintain the property.