The Lafayette Librarty and Learning center is a three-level, 41,000 SF stone and wood structure, built in contemporary Bay Area craftsman style. It serves as a community hub for the Glenn Seaborg Learning Consortium, a “first-ever” collaboration among some of the Bay Area’s most prestigious educational and cultural organizations. Guest speakers, workshops, films, and enrichment activities are offered to the community. The library includes a collection of 117,000 books and audiovisual materials, 44 public computers, a technology lab, wireless connection, 186 reader seats, art and science discovery center for 30-60 participants, second floor cafe, art gallery, meeting room, serving kitchen, and City’s Emergency Operations Center.
In addition, the facility includes a community hall with 161-seat capacity, performance platform, and an outdoor amphitheater that includes a cast-in-place concrete seating with exterior light and sound equipment for evening entertainment and daylight reading areas. The library’s two and a half levels of parking provides spaces for 72 cars and includes many green elements such as photovoltaic cells.