Hamilton Lane Library
Client: The Lane Libraries
Location: Hamilton, Ohio
  • 25,000sf renovation of the historic main library.
  • A reading room was created in the existing octagon room with space for presentations/performances.
  • The children’s area more than doubled in size.
  • Office space was reorganized to increase efficiencies and create more space for the public.
  • Technology was completely upgraded throughout the building.
INTERESTING FACT: Exterior improvements, including paint colors, materials/product selection, and site furnishings (benches, fence, light fixtures) were approved by the City of Hamilton’s German Village District Board to ensure the project fit within the historic context of the village.

SHP has completed several projects at this main branch library. The most recent project is a $1.2M reorganization and renovation that upgrades to the reading room, children’s area, teen zone, circulation areas and office space. New windows provide additional daylighting throughout the building, creating a warmer and more welcoming environment.

"Built in 1866, this library has seen a lot of changes. This most recent renovation delivers a design that is relevant for how people use libraries in the 21st Century."
– Todd Thackery, Vice President of Architecture, SHP