The Design Collaborative

Moyock Library

East Albermarle Regional Library
Currituck County, North Carolina

Currituck County’s new Moyock Branch Library is a 7,500 sq. foot library that combines the best of traditional coastal architecture and state-of the art public library services.

This new facility has been master planned to shared a 6 acre site with the Historic Kight Farm House and outdoor recreation features including a Discovery Garden and Senior Citizen’s walking path. The library design harkens to Currituck County’s rural traditions. Like many public buildings from the 19th Century natural daylighting is utiltized to good effect creating both a delightful interior and energy savings.

Library service features include a public meeting room, a computer lab, and adequate staff work spaces. A flexible exhibit/function space is shared with the Cultural Arts Council.

The library interior is organized around a highceiling daylighted atrium space. At the library perimeter, windows of seating areas take advantage of views and natural light. The furniture layout enhances staff’s ability to observe patrons and ensure that they are being served. This new Library is planned to be adaptable to future changes in library services and technology.