Blackwood and Kirkmuirhill Library

Impact in a compact space

This micro-library is proof that through clever use of space and bespoke furniture, a compact space can still have maximum impact.

The main objective was to create a space conducive to digital reading and learning, with a limited book collection but strong e-reader focus. Our design concentrated on providing ways to embrace new technology, incorporating PC workstations and, our pride and joy, ‘The Gadget Bar’- a desk configured to be used by drop-in library users or as part of tutorial classes.

A mini Genius Bar was mimicked in the children’s section with a smaller, low-level interpretation.

Clear signage and poetic graphics provide a lyrical backdrop, resulting in a technologically dynamic yet welcoming library for the community to embrace and enjoy.