The Lewis & Clark Library is embarking on a major renovation of the main branch. This remodel will focus on a series of changes, renovations, additions, and upgrades.
Meeting rooms will be improved and expanded; bathrooms will be relocated and modernized; Children’s and Teen spaces will be enlarged and relocated; collections will be redistributed with careful consideration; four new quiet study rooms will be created; and finally, the existing Circulation and Information service points will be united into one single-service desk. One of the highlights of the design is to bring the outdoors into the library, and to allow the outside to see just how full of life the Library is inside. Windows will provide that opportunity.
To ensure another forty years of service to the community, construction will improve the building’s structural integrity, making it safer during a large earthquake. The building’s seismic capabilities will be modernized, just as the interior design will be modernized. The renovation will also improve the Library’s accessibility by making all public areas of the building, inside and out, accessible according to ADA guidelines. The parking lot will be reconfigured to improve ADA access and safety. Entryways will be improved and made accessible.