Bay County Library


JRA was commissioned to design the new Bay County Regional Library. The 55,000 square foot facility, which is located next to another JRA design, The Bay County Government Center, houses two main reading/stack areas separated by shared core facilities with the Circulation desk at the building's main entry. The County wanted to include more public meeting spaces in the design, so JRA designed a community room for night and off-hours use. It has a separate public entry near the main access doors and has restrooms nearby which allow for independent operations from the Library. The facility also contains an Internet CafĂ© and State-of-the-Art Research Area. Also included in the design, were the main offices of the Director and his entire staff, conference rooms, workrooms and loading/receiving areas.