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Exterior from Hepworth Way

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New Young adult area & view to entrance

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New self service, computers & fiction area

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New Quick choice & self service from entrance

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New Help desk, fiction area & DVDs

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New Entrance and Quick Choice

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New Children's library picture book area



Walton Library is a new main town library located in The Heart, a high profile shopping centre. The library is self-service and offers access to 26 public access Internet terminals, Laptop hire, 3 meetings rooms for community and business use, study areas and a large quick choice area. A grant from the Robert Phillips Trust was awarded for the specific creation of stimulating children's and young people's areas with modern furniture, playstations, listening posts and cafe style seating.



The Building

The Building

Type of library

Central/Main library/LRC


800 m2




WS Atkins Consultants Lts

Building contractor


The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Baby changing facilities, Equipment provision, Exhibition/display areas, Group study spaces, Hosting of other agencies, Meeting rooms, Open learning provision, Retail outlets, Teaching rooms

External features

Building shape

Internal features

Design features, Structural

Energy efficiency

Control mechanisms, General

Accessibility provision

Access between floors, Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Critical distances, Emergency features, Equipment controls: location, Furniture height, Signage / guiding

Interior designer


Furniture suppliers

Redlake Group, Opening the Book

Services and facilities suppliers


IT provision

General, Internet access, Laptop points, Public access terminals, Self service circulation, Number of public computer terminals: 26

Seats/study places