The Fairport Public Library needed improvements to keep up with the changing times, technology and needs of the community. Because the space is leased, no structural expansion could be made, so SWBR was brought in to renovate and reconfigure the existing space.
Renovations included relocating the main entrance for handicap accessibility. The internal entrance also moved, with new windows, seating and study rooms added to the perimeter to take advantage of natural light. Administrative office size was reduced to free up space. The Children’s and Teen areas were increased, and glass walls added for better separation. Each area got its own identity – from comfortable furniture and innovative finishes in the teen area to scaled-down furniture and a whimsical 4-foot high doorway in the kids’ area. Acoustics, wifi and IT systems were improved to accommodate new modern library amenities like self-checkout stations, computers and iPads.