The City of Galesburg and the library are preparing to exchange some parcels of land.
The library would receive two city-owned lots that are next to the land where a new library will be built on West Main Street. A hotel once stood on the site but it closed years ago and has since been demolished.
The city would receive one library-owned lot next to the former OT Johnson site. The department store building burned down several years ago.
Mayor Sal Garza said both the city and the library would benefit.