Thursday, 5 July 2007
Barnsley Central Library
Music & Video section, Barnsley Library
I visited Barnsley Central Library for the first time since they had a major refurbishment. The initial impression is very smart, open and accessible. Shelving has been kept low to permit clear sight lines. The colour scheme in the adult area is cool, almost cold. Pictures and inspiring quotes are used to decorate shelf ends and walls. The lending library features self-issue terminals which are very sci-fi . Specialist areas such as the music and children's libraries have their own distinct style.
I will be posting more pictures in the new and refurbished libraries section of the wiki.