U.S. Courts Design Guide
All open stacks and at least one study space of each type must be wheelchair
Finishes, Furniture, and Fixtures
corners must be protected from damage due to book carts.
Ceilings. All ceilings in the library require good light reflectance. Coffered ceilings
should be avoided.
Floors. The library must be carpeted with material that can accommodate heavy
traffic and the rolling of book carts. Offices and computer research areas must have
anti-static carpets. Storage and work areas must have water- and mar-resistant floor
Clocks. Wall-mounted clocks must be provided for work, study, and CALR areas, as
well as the reference/circulation desk.
Finishes for Circuit Librarian Office
The personal office space of the circuit librarian should have the finishes listed below,
or an equivalent. These finishes represent a quality standard or benchmark and are not
intended to dictate specific design solutions or treatments.
Use gypsum wallboard on metal stud construction, finished with Type II vinyl
Use a four-inch (100 mm), high-coved, vinyl base, typical throughout (unless
otherwise dictated by design conditions).