As a focal point of the new development, the library was designed to meet the developer’s requirements while informing and inspiring future projects in the development.
A welcoming lobby greets patrons to the open, collaborative environment while large windows deliver daylight as well as a visual connection to the outdoors.
The large children’s area creates an experiential learning environment with custom, interactive exhibits that depicts aspects of life in Oxford.

Oxford Lane Library

Oxford, OH

Project Description

SHP designed a new two-story branch library as part of a planned town development. The interior delivers a modern, transparent library design. Several local community assets, including canvas murals and a large globe, were integrated into the building’s design.

Year Completed


Project Features

  • A community room highlights the entry tower, providing a very accessible and visible meeting spot for about 50 people, complete with video display monitors and a presentation AV system.
  • Housed within the library, the Smith Library of Regional History (3,490 square feet) contains historical archives for Butler Country and the City of Oxford. Specialized humidity controls and a dry fire suppression system protect the valued assets.
  • The technology-rich environment offers wireless technology, dispersed public access computers and iPad carts for use anywhere in the library.


LEED Silver

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