This photo was taken from Myrtle Ave near the Mark Twain statue. The new library is set much farther back than the old library. The Moreton Bay fig tree on the south side of the lot (just left of center in the photo above) is in front of this building. It used to be along the side of the old building.
Here's a photo of the Moreton Bay fig tree that is on the north side of the lot - the one that was next to the main entrance.