- New 24,000sf two-story branch library.
- The large children’s area creates an experiential learning environment with custom, interactive exhibits that depicts aspects of life in Oxford.
- A community room equipped with video display monitors and a presentation AV system provides a very accessible and visible meeting spot for up to 50 people.
- Several local community assets, including a large globe in the entry tower and canvas murals featured throughout, were integrated into the building’s design.
- LEED Silver.
The Lane Libraries’ Oxford, Ohio branch reflects how people use library spaces today. Limited walls create wide-open spaces and a collaborative environment, while large windows deliver daylight and create a visual connection to the outdoors. Based on community input, SHP’s design also added a reading garden, drive-through lane, dedicated teen area, expanded Smith History library, larger children’s area, and technology-rich environment.