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Library Projects

Greenboro District Library & Community Centre

Ottawa, Ontario

25,000 sq ft

City of Ottawa

The South District Library is a 25,000 square foot addition to Greenboro Community Centre. The centre is organized around an interior street with Cafe and Community Rooms. The project also includes Gymnasiums, Community Rooms and a Daycare.

The building is designed both as a community focal point and a “library of the future.” It confidently embraces new computer technologies, new strategies of proactive customer service. The approach is based in part on ideas from new large bookstores as well as new methods of public service such as self check in, check out and drive by book drop. The design is flexible, open, inviting and accessible to all.

The project is one of the City of Ottawa’s first sustainable design projects. It was designed to a LEED Silver Level.


Shoalts & Zaback Architects Ltd