Chapter 8: Central Court Libraries
Adjacency and Circulation
All libraries require accessibility from restricted circulation areas, although public
access can also be required. Libraries must accommodate evening and weekend hours
without compromising security. Entrances and exits must be located so library staff
can monitor them during on-duty hours.
Refer to SRAC figures 8.1 through 8.3 for additional information regarding adjacency
and circulation in libraries.
Computer Assisted Legal Research (CALR). CALR stations must be located where
they can be closely monitored by library staff.
Rare Book/Court Archives Room. The rare book/court archives room must not be
located close to the library's main or secondary ingress/egress points. The room must
be lockable; staff must admit and survey users from the circulation desk.
Staff Offices. Library staff offices must be located near entrance and
circulation/reference areas. Technical staff require workstations in or near the
technical services area.
Microform Area (Patrons and Staff). The microform area must be located near the
Copier Room (Patrons and Staff). The public copier(s) must be coin-operated and
located near the circulation/reference areas. The staff copier must be located near the
staff offices and technical services area.
Support Spaces. Areas for supply storage, general storage, the mailroom, freight
staging, and shelving must be located near the technical services area. In addition, the
freight staging area must be conveniently accessible to the building loading dock.