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Envisioning the Future

There are no firm design plans for a new Library at this stage as we do not know where a new Library might be located, the building shape or layout, or how many floors it might have. However, there are lots of features that we would love to incorporate based on good practice elsewhere and the issues we face at the moment.

Barrier-free: easy to move around whether you are in a wheelchair or a baby stroller.

Ample parking: for bikes and cars, close to the building with no busy roads to cross.

More self-checks: lots of opportunities to avoid line-ups.

Drive-thru service: enabling easy pick-up and check-out of items.

Retail style displays: lots of "cover-out" displays, just like the book stores, to help you choose.

More space for books and audio-visual: wider aisles, lower shelves, more room for themed genre areas.

Larger collections: ample, flexible shelving to house the right size collection for a growing population.

Places to read: a choice of spots to suit your preference, from quiet rooms to open, airy spaces.

Teen zone: a space just for teens with cool technology, great collections, gaming area and more.

Children's Library: a distinctive and colourful space with room for activities, computers, games and quiet time.

Technology lab: for more computer access and training

Meeting rooms: so that groups can meet in the Library and make use of all that's on offer.

Study areas: away from the busy areas of the Library.

Flexible space: for programs and activities.  Rooms that can be opened up to make a large space for big events.

Cafe: with wireless Internet.

Follow these links to see some of these ideas in reality:

Brentwood Library, TN

Cerritos Public Library, CA

Brighouse Library, Richmond, BC

Bristol Public Library, VA

Hoover Public Library, AL

Lelystad Public Library, Netherlands

Genk Public Library, Belgium

Strathcona County Library, AB

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