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New Layout Plan

Description

Description

Crediton Library will reopen with a new look on Thursday 20th May 2010. The library will be transformed into a bright, warm, modern building with facilities for all.

There will be movable shelving allowing more flexible use of the space for events, a new study area, a dedicated area for teenagers including IT and study space, new furniture for children, public access computers, wi-fi, laptop points, colour photocopying and simple-to-use self-service facilities.

Crediton also has a large exhibition area where professionally produced displays of artwork by local groups is regularly maintained. The traditional counter will be replaced by a new enquiry point which is designed to allow a more personal interaction with the customer. Staff levels are being maintained in order to offer a better service on the 'shop floor', assisting with book selection and so forth. Working with local disability campaigning and empowerment charity Living Options, the library will have clearer signage and a disabled-friendly layout.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Small community library

Size

201 m2

Floors

1

Architect

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Building contractor

Morgan Ashurst

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Equipment provision, Exhibition/display areas, Group study spaces, Sound and image processing facilities

External features

Art works

Internal features

Design features

Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

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

Interior designer

Ryder Architecture Ltd.

Furniture suppliers

Radford HMY Group Ltd

Services and facilities suppliers

Intellident, Insight media (iCAM)

IT provision

General, Internet access, Laptop points, Public access terminals, RFID, WiFi, Number of public computer terminals: 8

Seats/study places

36

Stock

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