Plymouth District Library

Plymouth, Michigan

62,000 sq. feet (40,000, built in 1998; 12,000, 2006 addition)

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

The Plymouth District Library is the product of several generations of planning and building. The initial phase of work was completed in 1998 and the final construction took place in 2006. The structure is located on the same site as the original building, and as a result, library service during construction was provided in a temporary facility. LDA provided complete project management services for all phases of work, including the layout of the temporary library.

The original 40,000 sq. ft., Williamsburg-style building was expanded by occupying 12,000 sq. ft. of unfinished space on the second floor. All public spaces were adjusted in the enlarged building to provide discrete adult, youth and young adult areas and new technology was introduced to facilitate self-check procedures. Through all phases, furnishings were selected to harmonize with the traditional architectural theme.

The entry level contains adult popular materials, such as periodicals, fiction, audio books and videos, as well as a large Teen Zone for young adults. All Youth services and Youth staff are on the lower level. All adult reference and nonfiction collections are in the new upper level, along with public computers, computer lab, group studies and two-person quiet study cubicles.