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Details of the Leyburn Library Renovation

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  • Architectural firm: SFCS Inc., Roanoke, Va.
  • Construction firm: Mathers Construction Team, Waynesboro, Va.
  • Size: 30,000 square feet
  • Added new entrance on the Elrod Commons side of the building.
  • Removed front-office brick walls and replaced them with glass.
  • Removed reference walls and offices from the center of the space and replaced them with central information desk and new offices.
  • Added new information desk and new offices.
  • Added new, glass-enclosed offices for staff.
  • Removed reference stacks and returned them in a wave-like configuration that allows more light.
  • Relocated VHSes and DVDs to make them accessible.
  • Made the former staff elevator a public elevator.
  • Made the former staff restrooms into public restrooms.
  • Painted study niches a lighter color and enclosed them with sliding glass doors.
  • Increased and conveniently located electrical outlets.
  • Added computer access ports and enhanced wireless access.
  • Recycled old carpet and installed new carpet made from recycled materials. 
  • Switched to technology that uses less toner and creates less waste, increased use of reusable/recyclable parts.
  • Installed vending area/café with high tables for study and socializing.
  • Centralized the functions of the Information Desk.