Images

Images

Harborne Library 03

Children's library - end panel

Harborne Library 02

Children's library

Harborne Library 01

Adult interior

Description

Description

A major remodelling of a 1892 community library building (originally converted from a Masonic Hall). The library was extended in 2002 to accommodate Peoples Network.

The current scheme (funded by a combination of capital and DDA funds) offers a new and improved space with an enhanced range of services including music CDs.

A passenger lift has been installed to allow full access to everyone to all 3 floors. Further access improvements include disabled person's toilet and baby changing facilities.

Throughout the library the priority has been to create more space and light and to make the remaining space more flexible. This together with comfortable new furnishings make a visit to Harborne Library a much more relaxed and enjoyable experience.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Small community library

Size

375 m2

Floors

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Architect

Birmingham City Council

Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

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External features

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Internal features

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Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

Access between floors

Interior designer

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Furniture suppliers

Demco Interiors

Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

Number of public computer terminals: 13

Seats/study places

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Stock

27,000