Images

Images

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View of Learning Centre within Gorbals Library

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Bookshelves at Gorbals Library

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View of exterior of Gorbals Library

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Children using the Game Cube at Gorbals Library

Description

Description

Designed for the 21st century, the building has a high degree of visibility with large glass windows intended to attract those who would be unlikely to consider entering a traditional library.

Awards

Highly Commended (Heart of the Community Award) Public Library Building Awards 2005, learndirectscotland's "Champion Learner of the Year - Older Learner Award."

The Building

The Building

Type of library

District/area library

Size

700 m2

Floors

-

Architect

CRGP

Building contractor

-

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Hosting of other agencies, Open learning provision, Services to particular groups

External features

Shared building

Internal features

-

Energy efficiency

-

Accessibility provision

Furniture height

Interior designer

Curious Oranj

Furniture suppliers

Demco Interiors

Services and facilities suppliers

-

IT provision

General, Internet access, Number of public computer terminals: 50

Seats/study places

60

Stock

22,000