The City entered into a partnership with Broward County and higher education entities, namely Broward College (BC) and Nova Southeastern University (NSU), to construct a community library and education center in an effort to provide a variety uses for the benefit of the public at the Town Center site.
In July 2002, the City deeded a 4-acre parcel to the County and entered into an inter-local agreement for the construction of the building. The City Commission approved the site plan for the Miramar Library-Education Center in November 2005. The project broke ground in November 2006 and construction was completed in the summer of 2008. Library operations and classes commenced in autumn 2008.
The 3 story building contains a Broward County Branch Community Library on the 1st floor, which includes a collection of 100,000 items, multi-purpose room with capacity for 100 people, tutoring rooms, quiet study room, conference room, 100 computer stations, wireless hot-spots, storytelling/program room, drive-up book return, Friends of the Library space and public art by Robert Calvo.
The 2nd and 3rd floors house BC and NSU, respectively. Each institution offers a wide variety of credit and non-credit courses for adults of all ages.