The 38,000 square foot library is located adjacent to the existing Dublin City Hall on a very challenging site that is bordered by two freeways. The design is laid out so that the entire shell of the building is built out, but the interior will be completed in two distinct phases. The plan is very open, for ease of operations, with the adult and children's wings are seperated by a large day lit area housing computer terminals, reading alcoves and periodical collections. The multi-use function of the library requires independent entry, control and access to restrooms for two community meeting rooms. In addition to the daylighting, high efficiency lighting and use of green materials, Dublin Library was planned for a photovoltaic array to be added as a second phase.
City of Dublin