Designing a New Children's Space for the Fort St John Public Library

by Lesley Kok


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Introduction

Community Survey

Library Requirements & Justifications for Planning Decisions

Conclusion

Appendix A

Appendix B

Capping Paper


Appendix A: Space Needs for the Fort St John Public Library

Design Population

  1. Current population of Fort St John …………………………………… 17,400
  2. Projected population of FSJ…………………………………………… 18,400
  3. Estimate of non-resident service population ………………………….. 1,600
  4. Design population (2 + 3) …………………………………………….. 20,000

Step 1: Collection Space (all with moderate)

  1. Books (20,000*4.9/capita=98,000)

  2. 98,000 titles, [10 title/square foot (0.09 m²)]……………………… 882 m²
  3. Periodicals (12.6titles/1000*20=252)

  4. 252 titles, [1title/square foot (0.09 m²)]………………….………. 22.68 m²
  5. Non-Print (20,000*0.33/capita=6,000 + 20,000*0.28/capita=5,600)

  6. 11,600 items, [10 item/ square foot (0.09 m²)……………………..104.4m²
  7. Digital Resources

  8. 10 computer workstations * 4.65 m²/terminal…………………….46.5 m²
  9. Total (1 + 2 + 3 + 4) = ……………………………………....1055.58 m²


  10. *1/3 less space or 33% because a third of the collection will be circulating at all time, therefore that space does not need to be accounted for. Therefore the total collection 1055.58 – 33% that is in circulation = 707.24 m² total collection space needed.

  11. Total less 33%(1 + 2 + 3 + 4)………………………………………… 707.24 m²

Step 2: Reader Seating Space

Population = 20,000; 5 seats per 1000; 5*20 = 100 seats
1. 100 seats (based on design population) * 2.79 m²/seat…………………...279 m²

Step 3: Staff Work Space

1. 10 stations* 13.94 m²/station………………………………………….139.35 m²

Step 4: Meeting Room Space

  1. General meeting space (based on design population): 100 seats * 0.93 m²/seat + 9.29 m² for front entertainment unit/speaker..……………………............................ ....102.29 m²
  2. Storytime space (for up to 25 children): 25 seats * 0.93 m²/seat + 4.65 m² for speaker…………………………………………………………………...27.9m²
  3. Total (1 + 2)……………………………………………………..........130.19m²

Step 5: Special Use Space

  1. Collection space (from 1.6)………………………………………… 707.24 m²

  2. Reader seating space (from 2.1)………………………………………...279 m²
    Staff work space (from 3.1)………………………………………….139.35 m²
    Meeting room space (from 4.4)……………………………………... 130.19m²
  3. SUBTOTAL 1……………………………………………………..1255.62 m²

  4. Divide Subtotal 1 by 5 (moderate allocation)……………………......251.12 m²

Step 6: Non-assignable Space

  1. Subtotal 1 (from 5.2)………………………………………………..1255.62 m²

  2. Special use space (from 5.3)……………………………………….....320.82 m²
  3. SUBTOTAL 2……………………………………………………....1576.44 m²

  4. Divide Subtotal 2 by 3 (optimum allocation)…………………………525.48 m²

Step 7: Putting it all Together

  1. Collection space (from 1.6)……………………………………….... 707.24 m²
  2. Reader seating space (from 2.1)……………………………………….. 279 m²
  3. Staff work space (from 3.1)…………………………………………139.35 m²
  4. Meeting room space (from 4.4)…………………………………….. 130.19 m²
  5. Special use space (from 5.3)………………………………………... 251.12 m²
  6. Non-assignable space (from 6.3)…………………………………….525.48 m²
  7. GROSS AREA NEEDED (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6)………………2032.38 m²

Staff Work Stations

Circulation.....................3 seats
Technical services..............3 seats
Library Director................1 seat
Adult Services..................1 seat
Children’s Librarian............1 seat
Program Coordinator..........1 seat
Total seats.....................10 seats


Last updated: March 15 2008
Contact: lkok@ ualberta . ca

Disclaimer:  
Some of this project was fictional due to the lack of information on actual size of the building and collection. However the demographics of the city are real.