Farmington Community Library

Farmington Hills, Michigan

72,000 sq. feet (40,000, built in 1972; 32,000, 2003 expansion)

Services Provided: Program Review and Development | Functional Planning |
Floor Plan Layouts
| Interior Design | Procurement of all Furnishings and Shelving

Farmington Community Library consists of two structures linked by a single-floor entry pavilion, which houses the circulation desk and adult services staff area. LDA provided complete project management services for the addition, including the 1995 feasibility study for the site acquisition. (An interesting note — one of our team members had been the planning consultant for the original 1972 construction.)

The original building houses adult popular materials, the young adult area and technical services on the main floor. Within the technical services area, there is a TechLogic fully automated circulation, security and materials-handling system that allows for the checkout and return of books using RFID technology and a computer-operated conveyor system to reduce staff costs. A walk-up book return station adjacent to the circulation desk and a drive-up return station connect to the TechLogic by conveyors. The youth department occupies the entire lower level of the original building and features an Early Learning Center to prepare pre-school children for a lifetime of reading and education.

The main floor of the addition houses adult reference and nonfiction collections, public computers, a computer lab, quiet room and a local history room with compact shelving for archival storage. Refreshments are available at the Good Night Moon Café. The upper floor is devoted to meeting rooms and library administration.