Dorking Library


Our task was to move a popular public library from an old existing building to new premises. The library was relocated to a precinct area to occupy what was formerly three separate retail units.

The Challenge

The location, accommodation and budget meant that the design needed to be fresh and inviting whilst incorporating the clients branding. The retail position meant that bookshop and library styling needed to combine to broaden the appeal from the pavement.

It was important that each zone was defined and that the split levels did not affect the overall visitor perception or experience. Each section needed to flow easily into the next and consideration needed to be given to the split level space.

Our Solution

External signage ties in with the bright airy feel of the interior. The ‘all wood’ effect shelving was fitted with lit panels to accentuate specific areas whilst attracting attention to book stock. Contemporary colour schemes were applied to draw attention from various perspectives.

Shelving was positioned to define areas, with each area being given design treatment to suit the designated space. Bespoke furniture was installed around existing fixtures.

The bright feature wall in the children’s area is complemented with dynamic lighting, brightly coloured furniture and bespoke kinder boxes. The children’s area is inviting, engaging and fun.

Display items were chosen carefully, combining a mix of wall mounted and floor standing display products.

* the client retained some display units from the previous building.

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childrens library furniture that has seating either end of a low height book storage unit.
childrens library furniture that has seating either end of a low height book storage unit. book promotion and display unit with lighting on the one end and another display unit on the other end. close up of library signage with the text 'bestsellers' on it that is mounted onto a book promotion and display unit. library furniture in a seating area with library shelving in the background and a book display unit to the side of the seating area. book promotion and display unit with books facing out on every side of it and books stacked on top of the unit too. tall book display unit next to library furniture forming a seating area.

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