Images

Images

Lowestoft Library and Record Office 05

Library plan

Lowestoft Library and Record Office 04

Children's Library

Lowestoft Library and Record Office 02

Exterior

Lowestoft Library and Record Office 01

Exterior

Lowestoft Library and Record Office 03

Interior

Description

Description

1975 building of 3 floors and basement, considerable partial changes over the years. Excellent site. Coloured panels used to brighten exterior. Colourful graphics, signage, floor coverings, wall finishes etc. Rectangular shape plus irregular sections.

Includes Learning Centre and Coffee Shop

Record Office

Children's and Toy Libraries

Local council Service Centre

Induction loops

CCTV Image magnifier

Information screens

Self-issue terminals

Awards

Winner (large converted), Public Library Building Awards, 2003

The Building

The Building

Type of library

Medium sized town library

Size

2910 m2

Floors

-

Architect

Charter

Building contractor

-

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Equipment provision, Exhibition/display areas, Hosting of other agencies, Meeting rooms, Open learning provision

External features

Art works, Shared building

Internal features

Design features

Energy efficiency

-

Accessibility provision

Access between floors, Access within building, Assistive technology, Critical distances, Furniture height, Signage / guiding

Interior designer

-

Furniture suppliers

Point Eight

Services and facilities suppliers

-

IT provision

General, Internet access, Number of public computer terminals: 69

Seats/study places

-

Stock

110,000