carol b.

a revamp revolution

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Lithgow Library Revamp Complete

And it's done!  The Lithgow Library 'Revamp' is now complete. Working with Terry & the team, the task at hand was to revamp the entire library space, but at the same time working in with certain elements that needed to remain. 

A big focus of the revamp was introducing a new layout, new carpet, fittings and fixtures, and of course, the all important new circulation desk. 

Step one involved working with staff to lock away the perfect floorplan. It was decided that the circulation desk would be moved from the front entrance and relocated to the front left wall of the Library.  Shelving units needed a total reconfiguration to make way for the much need reading nooks that customers were after. 

Lithgow Library Floor Plan 

Lithgow Library Floor Plan 

A mood board was developed and all decisions revolved around this look and feel to keep us focused and on track. 

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As with any renovation this size it takes time to work through the detail to make sure we get it right. The Library closed for two weeks whilst all the work took place and pretty much every single book in this Library was moved, huge effort from staff!  

Before - circulation desk was moved from the front centre entrance area and was replaced with a new and improved desk! 

Before - circulation desk was moved from the front centre entrance area and was replaced with a new and improved desk! 

After - the new & improved circulation desk now located on the left wall as you enter the Library 

After - the new & improved circulation desk now located on the left wall as you enter the Library 

After - at five metres long and three metres deep, the new desk is highlighted with coloured carpet tiles to draw focus and attention to the area 

After - at five metres long and three metres deep, the new desk is highlighted with coloured carpet tiles to draw focus and attention to the area 

After - Lithgow Library circulation desk 

After - Lithgow Library circulation desk 

The layout of the Library changed to allow for a more customer friendly approach. Where possible reading nooks were introduced and highlighted with coloured carpet tiles. 

Before - long straight aisles of shelving units were bulky and in need of a revamp

Before - long straight aisles of shelving units were bulky and in need of a revamp

After - shelving units were simplified and a reading nook was introduced 

After - shelving units were simplified and a reading nook was introduced 

After - working with existing furniture, the carpet tiles help define these private reading areas for customers 

After - working with existing furniture, the carpet tiles help define these private reading areas for customers 

After - Lithgow Library reading nooks 

After - Lithgow Library reading nooks 

The Young Adult section also received some love and care, funky furniture pieces were introduced and a minor tweak in configuration helped bring this area to life.

Before - Young Adult area 

Before - Young Adult area 

After - Young Adult area comes to life with new and improved furniture and colour! 

After - Young Adult area comes to life with new and improved furniture and colour! 

It was an absolute treat working on this project and gave me great insight into how far Libraries have come over the years. Post renovation the feedback from customers has been very positive, I look forward to my next Library revamp. 

Keen to revamp your space?  Feel free to contact me here for more information. 

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Carol b.