East Roswell Library is located in the City of Roswell (Fulton County) on a 2.7 acre wooded corner of East Roswell Park at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd. and Fouts Rd. The new library is an approximately 17,370 SF single-story building with a construction budget of $4.9 million. Project is LEED “Gold” and one of the main focuses of the design is a connection with the wooded surroundings to create a functional library space within a canopy of trees. There is a connection to park walking and cycling trails, a covered material return and customer drop off, and a welcoming covered bridge entry.
Knowledge Center: 3,500 SF including collections, seating, 3 group study rooms for 2-4 people, and 3 individual study rooms for 1-2 people.
Discovery Center: 3,500 SF including interactive play areas, a Story / Craft room, collections, seating, and technology.
The SPOT: 580 SF designated for teens including gaming, collections, seating, and technology.
Multi-Purpose Room: 1,000 SF accessible after library operating hours.
Learning Station: 800 SF with 15 public computers; 1 print release station; 2 express stations; and Wi-Fi available throughout the building.
Funded by a local bond referendum approved by Fulton County voters in 2008, Ajax kept as much of the construction dollars in the community as possible. In addition, Ajax included local schools, community centers and neighborhoods throughout the design, construction and opening of the library. This is a state-of-the-art facility designed and constructed to meet the needs of citizens of East Roswell.