Terryberry Public Library is a high-volume circulation library and important to the Hamilton community. Before its recent renovation, the space was extremely outdated and the library wanted to make a change – especially to its finishes, functionality, technology and accessibility. The new design is vibrant, accessible and creative. It revitalized an important community hub.
ADDING VALUE TO A TRADITIONAL LIBRARY
The project started with a modest budget. Initially, we set out to refresh the ground floor, however, the city recognized it required more funding. As a result, we were also able to address accessibility, efficiency and technology requirements.
We worked with the City of Hamilton to create a user-friendly community space. The new design included defined zones, including laptop connections, fixed computer space, a new lounge, children’s space, quiet areas and group study areas.
We renovated 15, 500 sf of space. The team reorganized the layout of the library, including existing bookshelves and stacks. We tailored the design to the City of Hamilton’s barrier free guidelines and we included a new circulation and sorting room and barrier free universal washroom. We selected new furniture, shaped central and self checkout counters, security gates and provided new finishes.