Livingston Parish Main Library
Livingston Parish, Louisiana
17,000 sq. ft.

Cockfield Jackson Architects, in a joint venture with Labarre Architects, designed this new 17,000 sf. main library for the Livingston Parish Library System.  The main library design was unique in comparison to the recent new branch library projects within the system (also designed by Cockfield Jackson) in order to distinguish it as the main branch of the Livingston Parish System.  The building entry sequence begins with a spacious entry lobby which accesses the public Meeting Room that seats 100, restrooms and entrance into the library space.  The Periodical and Newspaper reading area features a vaulted ceiling and indirect lighting with exposed steel trusses, with panoramic a view to the north into beautiful landscaped areas.  The Children’s Area is identified by a playful entry portal, and is named Kid’s World. The Adult Area is accessed thru an art display area, and is terminated by the Teen Areas which is named Teen Zone and identified with colorful, lighted signage overhead.  The facility includes a Genealogy Room, a Computer Lab and private small group Study Rooms.