Stone Library 08

Your (library)

Stone Library 07

(Your) library

Stone Library 06


Stone Library 05

The tourist information area

Stone Library 04

General view, also showing the skylight

Stone Library 03

Children's area

Stone Library 01

The 'floating staircase'

Stone Library 02

External view - notice the hanging signs 'your library' to right and left



1869 Market Hall in a conservation area. During refurbishment, a false ceiling was removed to allow installation of a mezzanine first floor and to expose the glass roof lights. Interior walls were removed to open up the ground floor.

Extensive new electrical work, plumbing, decorating and carpeting were carried out including modern lighting and cool-touch radiators. Automatic entrance doors, lift and staircases were installed.

A varied collection of furniture was replaced by white coated steel/beech finish designs. Seating includes leather sofas. A large oval table accomodates the ICT suite.

A modern colour scheme has been incorporated with the children's library wall acting as a focal point. A Gallery style hanging system was installed for framed artwork exhibitions. Assistive technology is available.

The exterior brickwork was cleaned and woodwork/metalwork repainted in accordance with conservation guidelines



The Building

The Building

Type of library

Medium sized town library


350 m2




Staffordshire County Council

Building contractor


The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services


External features

Nature of site

Internal features


Energy efficiency


Accessibility provision

Access within building

Interior designer


Furniture suppliers

Point Eight

Services and facilities suppliers


IT provision

Internet access, Number of public computer terminals: 9

Seats/study places