Springfield Central Library Designs Revealed, Set To Open in July 2018

Photo credit: Ipswich City Council

Now that the fate of a new library at Springfield Central has been sealed, its design has been revealed by the Ipswich City Council and so far, things are looking good.

The new two-level library will be located off of Main Street and will be at approximately 2,000 square meters. A budget of $5 million is set for the library, which would meet the needs of the community.

The conceptual design package showcases state-of-the-art facilities, which includes a customer assistance area, a “market place” style presentation of famous books, maker space, main collection area, public access computers, express computers, a space for kids and parents, event space, meeting rooms, kitchen space, and a computer training room. The second floor will serve as the administration area.

An after-hours returns and book sorting area in the basement carpark will be available as well. Enhancements will also be made to the entry foyer on the ground floor.

The project is targeted to open in July 2018.