Images

Images

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SelfCheck Units

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Page One

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The Reader's Lounge

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The Library @ Sutton

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The Children's Library

Description

Description

Refurbished mid-70s building - radical internal redesign including cutting edge RFID and self-issue technology.

'Page One' an area of face on new book displays for people in a hurry + 'The Readers Lounge' and a coffee bar.

'Media Too' an area dedicated to music and film, including 'The Teenage Library Project'.

'The Library @ Sutton' a large open plan area housing a wide variety of book stock. This area also includes 'The IT Suite' and 'The Local Studies Centre'.

An excellent children's library featuring unique design ideas - and a lion!!

Awards

Highly Commended (Interior Design Award) Public Library Building Awards 2005

The Building

The Building

Type of library

Central/Main library/LRC

Size

2300 m2

Floors

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Architect

Neilcott Special Works Ltd

Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Equipment provision, Exhibition/display areas, Group study spaces, Meeting rooms, Provision of special materials, Retail outlets, Services to particular groups

External features

Shared site

Internal features

Design features

Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

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

Interior designer

Internal

Furniture suppliers

Office Projects Ltd.

Services and facilities suppliers

-

IT provision

General, Internet access, Number of public computer terminals: 32

Seats/study places

60

Stock

170,000