Enteros Design’s new Prince George Branch Library is situated at the northern end of the County’s government complex and acts as a local cultural center with meeting rooms, a wi-fi café, library stacks, and outdoor terraces extending into the existing wooded landscape. The building is designed to recall the rural vernacular architecture of the region and the County’s transition towards technology and industry. A heavy timber roof structure spans the axis of the library leading to an interpreted silo for the Children’s story time area. Natural materials and transparent views merge the building with the landscape. The new 12,000 square foot library is operated by the Appomattox Regional Library System.
The interior of the facility is open with few partitions to aid in staff’s visibility of all floor areas. The circulation desk is located adjacent to the entrance with a clear view of the entire collection. Self-checkout stations and RFID technology were included for the ease of both staff and patrons.
During the construction of the library, Enteros Design was frequently on-site to ensure a smooth delivery. The Prince George Library opened in 2011 with net zero changes orders, and on schedule.