The Design Collaborative

Meadowdale Library

Chesterfield County Public Library
Chesterfield County, Virginia

Chesterfield County’s new Meadowdale Branch Library is a 20,000 SF state-of-the art branch library that replaces the existing library. Library service features include a large meeting room, two group study rooms, a computer lab, and two individual quiet study rooms.

Special built-in kiosks facilitate browsing and displays in “found” space around the structural columns.

The Library interior showcases abundant natural light and views. Special light diffusing skylights and special sun-control roller shades ensure a glare-free visual environment.

Extra attention was made to place all the public seating and computers within sight and easy walking distance to the staff service desks.

The meeting room opens directly into the library both visually, with large glass doors and windows, and literally with sliding glass doors that open wide to invite informal use when events are not scheduled. Easily movable furniture encourages patrons and staff to set up the room to serve a variety of functions from study and reading to small meetings to lectures.

Collection capacity is 85,600 items.