Chapter 8: Central Court Libraries
requirements; and the extent to which
chambers law book collections are pooled.
Space must be allocated for growth of the
(e.g., CD-ROM and on-line) on shelf space
and electronic equipment must also be
Workspace requirements for judges and staff
are influenced by the extent of pooled
chambers law book collections and the
proximity to chambers facilities. Court
policies on public use of the library also affect
work space requirements.
Shared chambers law book collections must
not increase the overall space requirements for
a facility. Space for shared chambers law
book collections should be deducted from
space allocated to chambers suites on a pro-
For specific design requirements for libraries, please see Table 8.1.
All areas of the library must be accessible to persons with disabilities, including the
circulation/reference desk, CALR stations, study spaces, and publicly-accessed
bookshelves. See the Americans with Disabilities Act Architectural Guidelines
(ADAAG) and Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) for detailed criteria.