Images

Images

Ash Library 05

View to the counter from the entrance

Ash Library 04

Seating area and drinks machine

Ash Library 02

A long view of the library

Ash Library 01

View of the children's area

Description

Description

Ash Library is a refurbished 1964 community library building. A new "bookshop" style layout and revised stock categories were developed in partnership with Opening the Book. The refurbishment has increased book issues by 14.1% and new members by 46%. The recent children's PLUS at Ash survey has resulted in a 95.1% score for look and feel.

Awards

Ash is the main featured library on Opening the Book's website at www.openingthebook.com and in their publcity brochures.

The Building

The Building

Type of library

Small community library

Size

195 m2

Floors

-

Architect

Internal

Building contractor

-

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

-

External features

Shared site, Shared building

Internal features

Design features

Energy efficiency

-

Accessibility provision

Parking

Interior designer

JDS and Opening the Book

Furniture suppliers

JDS

Services and facilities suppliers

-

IT provision

Internet access, Number of public computer terminals: 6

Seats/study places

9

Stock

12,000