ZGF programmed and designed the three-story, 127,134 SF flagship library to express an image of civic importance and monumentality while also evolving the traditional image of a library into a community-centered, multi-functional venue. The design emphasizes flexibility and openness, highlighted through a series of clerestory vaults with a complex exterior composition of forms that creatively dissolve the building’s mass, create space for separate functions, and highlight the building’s entries. The library includes public meeting rooms, a children’s area, and the largest reference collection in the county’s library system. Amenities and comfortable seating areas provide a place to sit and relax. Self-serve check-out stations and stand-up reference desks provide expanded wireless Internet access, improve information accessibility, and enhance the overall patron experience.