The new Michelle Obama Branch Library was designed to replace the former North Branch Library, which was lacking space for community gatherings, a teen space and adequate children’s services. The new single-story, 25,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility features dynamic public spaces and effective sustainable strategies with a timeless design approach.

Inside the library, technology such as 3D printing, public access computers, kiosk check-out stations, family learning center, three public meeting rooms and more. The facility features a themed children’s and young adult library, a separate adult library and reading room, efficient staff areas, as well as engaging internal and external public spaces.

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Project Details

  • Completed in 2016
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Tracking LEED-NC silver
  • 25,000 square feet

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