Images

Images

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The Quick Choice lounge area

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The main entrance and quick browsing area at South Shields Central

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The People's Network carousel in the lending library

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A view past the main entrance counter

Description

Description

South Shields Central is a 1970s purpose built library with separate departments spread over two floors. Refurbishment of some areas of the library has taken place on a rolling programme over the past three years

The Central Lending Library was refurbished in the Spring of 2005 following a bookshop approach to create a quick reads entrance and interest areas in the main stock.

People's Network access was enhanced with nine new terminals to complement those already in the building.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Central/Main library/LRC

Size

420 m2

Floors

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Architect

Internal

Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Services to particular groups, Services to particular groups

External features

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Internal features

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Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

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Interior designer

Internal

Furniture suppliers

Demco Interiors

Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

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Seats/study pPlaces

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Stock

26,000