The first encounter
The entrance area creates a visitor’s first impression of the library
It sets the tone for the rest of the library and therefore needs to be welcoming, inviting and able to entice people into the library to explore.
The idea is to keep the entrance area spacious and uncluttered, with uninterrupted views into the library. Using lower shelves and display units on wheels will create a feeling of openness, as well as give a degree of flexibility. This is also the opportune time to display your latest releases and new material, so create a retail feel in the entrance through the use of low level, face-on display that encourages visitors to pick up the books and engage with the media.