Fremont, Indiana


14,500 sf

Completed Date


With this library modernization, interior design finishes and service desks were updated to improve function. The central stair and staff areas were reconfigured to improve flow and allow for more patron space. A new exterior structure provides a check-in for outdoor programs.

The Fremont Public Library was constructed in 2002 on a wooded site with native prairie. Over the years, processes evolved and some of the finish materials became worn. The renovation was an opportunity to revitalize aged finishes as well as improve the function of key spaces to improve efficiency and the patron experience. The two service desks were replaced with more efficient and patron-friendly configurations.

The central stair was modified to change direction at the lower-level collections. Other finishes were replaced to provide more vibrant colors while still maintaining the palette of natural materials. Miscellaneous furniture pieces were added to support new functions and patron needs. In addition to the interior space improvements, an outdoor storage building was constructed with the same styling.

This multifunctional shed also serves as a check-in point for outdoor events.

Library Modernization
library modernization

Key Features

  • Updated finishes and furniture
  • Outdoor storage building to complement the facility proper
  • New service desks
  • Interior features with natural materials
  • Improved traffic flow

See the digital rendering here.

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