The current building was built when libraries were mainly book focused. Today libraries serve as community spaces where people meet, learn, socialize, and use library materials. Space needs to be flexible to meet the ever-changing needs of library users.
The layout and configuration of the current building prevents spaces within the library to change or be adapted to meet these ever-changing needs. This includes:
- Shelving that is fixed in place and does not allow for easy adaptation for the library’s continually evolving collection.
- Insufficient number of electrical outlets to serve the needs of patrons and the library.
- Inability to relocate public computers due to the fixed location of their power sources.
- Current configuration of the building does not allow for clear lines of sight for safety reasons and to better assist patrons.