An image of the dramatic exterior architectural styling of the Wolf Creek Library in Atlanta, Georgia
A twilight view of the Wolf Creek Library showing both interior and exterior architectural details
The Children’s Area of the Wolf Creek Library showing bold use of curve and form
A lovely tree sculpture adorns the stack area of the Wolf Creek Library
A pastoral exterior portrait of the Oxford College Library and Academic Commons, in Oxford, GA
An interior of the beautiful Oxford College Library and Academic Commons, in Oxford, GA
The main circulation desk of the Oxford College Library and Academic Commons, in Oxford, GA
A light and airy image of the exterior of Milton Branch Library in Milton, Georgia
An intriguing view of the lobby fireplace within the Milton Branch Library in Milton, Georgia
A twilight view of the glowing Ave Maria University Library in Naples, Florida
A daytime view of the graphic architecture at the Ave Maria University Library in Naples, Florida
A fun view of custom murals in the Children’s Reading area of Richland County Public Library
A view of the entry to the Children’s Reading Area of Richland County Public Library
A photograph looking down the central stairway core of Richland County Public Library
A dramatic twilight photo of the Northlake Barbara Loar Public Library in Tucker, Georgia
A striking daytime photo of the Northlake Barbara Loar Public Library in Tucker, Georgia
An image of the Children’s Reading Area of the Northlake Barbara Loar Public Library in Tucker, Georgia
A powerful twilight view of the Georgia Gwinnett College Library in Lawrenceville, Georgia
A striking daytime view of the Georgia Gwinnett College Library in Lawrenceville, Georgia
A striking daytime view of the Reading Room of the Georgia Gwinnett College Library in Lawrenceville, GA
An interesting view of the Stairway and Collaboration Rooms of the Georgia Gwinnett College Library
A daytime view of a bicyclist riding past the Furman Library on a sunny day
Wolf Creek Library | Portrait
Leo A Daly
Wolf Creek Library | Twilight Portrait
Leo A Daly
Wolf Creek Library | Childrens Area
Leo A Daly / Hillsman Interior Design
Wolf Creek Library | Stack Area
Leo A Daly / Hillsman Interior Design
Oxford College Library and Academic Commons
Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, Inc. / Brasfield & Gorrie
Oxford College Library and Academic Commons | Atrium
Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, Inc. / Brasfield & Gorrie
Oxford College Library and Academic Commons | Circulation Desk
Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, Inc. / Brasfield & Gorrie
Milton Branch Library
SSOE Group | Stevens & Wilkinson
Milton Branch Library | Lobby Fireplace
SSOE Group | Stevens & Wilkinson
Ave Maria University Library | Entry
Cannon Design
Ave Maria University Library
Cannon Design
Richland County Public Library | Children’s Area Detail
SSOE Group | Stevens & Wilkinson
Richland County Public Library | Children’s Area
SSOE Group | Stevens & Wilkinson
Richland County Public Library | Grand Stair
SSOE Group | Stevens & Wilkinson
Northlake Barbara Loar Public Library | Twilight Portrait
Stevens & Wilkinson GA, Inc. / Hogan Construction Group
Northlake Barbara Loar Public Library | Entry Detail
Stevens & Wilkinson GA, Inc. / Hogan Construction Group
Northlake Barbara Loar Public Library | Children’s Reading Area
Stevens & Wilkinson GA, Inc. / Hogan Construction Group
Georgia Gwinnett College Library
Leo A Daly
Georgia Gwinnett College Library | Walkway
Leo A Daly
Georgia Gwinnett College Library | Reading Room
Leo A Daly
Georgia Gwinnett College Library | Stairway and Collaboration Rooms
Leo A Daly
Furman University | James B. Duke Library
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architects / Shepley Bulfinch
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Wolf Creek Library | Portrait<br>Leo A Daly
Wolf Creek Library | Twilight Portrait<br>Leo A Daly
Wolf Creek Library | Childrens Area<br>Leo A Daly / Hillsman Interior Design
Wolf Creek Library | Stack Area<br>Leo A Daly / Hillsman Interior Design
Oxford College Library and Academic Commons<br>Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, Inc. / Brasfield & Gorrie
Oxford College Library and Academic Commons | Atrium<br>Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, Inc. / Brasfield & Gorrie
Oxford College Library and Academic Commons | Circulation Desk<br>Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, Inc. / Brasfield & Gorrie
Milton Branch Library<br>SSOE Group | Stevens & Wilkinson
Milton Branch Library | Lobby Fireplace<br>SSOE Group | Stevens & Wilkinson
Ave Maria University Library | Entry<br>Cannon Design
Ave Maria University Library<br>Cannon Design
Richland County Public Library | Children’s Area Detail<br>SSOE Group | Stevens & Wilkinson
Richland County Public Library | Children’s Area<br>SSOE Group | Stevens & Wilkinson
Richland County Public Library | Grand Stair<br>SSOE Group | Stevens & Wilkinson
Northlake Barbara Loar Public Library | Twilight Portrait<br>Stevens & Wilkinson GA, Inc. / Hogan Construction Group
Northlake Barbara Loar Public Library | Entry Detail<br>Stevens & Wilkinson GA, Inc. / Hogan Construction Group
Northlake Barbara Loar Public Library | Children’s Reading Area<br>Stevens & Wilkinson GA, Inc. / Hogan Construction Group
Georgia Gwinnett College Library<br>Leo A Daly
Georgia Gwinnett College Library | Walkway<br>Leo A Daly
Georgia Gwinnett College Library | Reading Room<br>Leo A Daly
Georgia Gwinnett College Library | Stairway and Collaboration Rooms<br>Leo A Daly
Furman University | James B. Duke Library<br>McMillan Pazdan Smith Architects / Shepley Bulfinch
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Libraries

Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.

Sidney Sheldon (Author)

Most of us can remember a time, not that long ago, when the primary function of a library was to house print media.  The rapid advancement of distance learning, electronic media, and of course the juggernaut of all media, the internet, have profoundly altered the landscape of libraries both today and into the future.  Today’s library design, planning, and construction incorporates adaptability and flexibility, with technical design to service digital natives.  The term “Biblio-Renaissance” begins to encompass this shifting design trend.

From a photographic standpoint, this currently presents us with the ability to show library interiors that boast fewer volumes within the stacks, but more open volumes of space for the media center patrons to circulate within social spheres. The result is a shift away from a warehouse feel, with rows of shelving cleanly demarking pedestrian paths, in favor of incorporating more art and more open “living rooms,” for study, collaboration, and relaxation.  Children’s areas in particular have come into their own with immersive environments with bright and bold colors, dynamic shapes, and interactive spaces of learning, inspiring children of all ages.  Modern library architecture and design is an evolving craft as technology changes the dynamics of space.

You will see in the portfolio above the use of form, shape, and color of libraries within a variety of architectural styles, which complement their communities, while also helping to define them.

Creative Sources Photography | Atlanta Architectural Photographers

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