Barbara Bush Library | Spring, Texas
Client: Harris County
The 30,000-SF, two-story library utilizes Texas limestone and a standing seam metal roof as a complement to the existing library and buildings around the site. The $4.5M library includes administrative offices, a 100-seat meeting room, classrooms, service areas, staff kitchen, and children's areas. High-tech amenities include: self-check-out areas where patrons can scan books; computers connected to the HARRY library technology system (which provides connections to the online catalog, Internet, and a number of reference and information databases); a theft detection system; coin operated fax and copy machines; sophisticated lighting, and centrally controlled locks.