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Olivia Public Library

Olivia, MN

A challenge in the design of the Olivia Public Library Addition and Remodeling was the need to construct around and integrate into the overall design a small 1960’s vintage library.  Re-clad with new brick, the original library space accommodates staff and service functions.  Because of the tight site dictated that the parking be placed behind, a central lobby with entrances on both sides allows patrons access inside before actually entering the library space.  Located off of the lobby, public toilets and a meeting room can be accessed after library hours.  

Mechanical and electrical systems were updated for energy efficiency and the entire facility was made handicapped accessible. 

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