Dorothy I. Height/ Benning Public Library
Client: Davis, Brody, Bond
Completion Date: 2009
The Benning Neighborhood Library offers special collections, including the AV Howard Black Reference Collection, materials focused on adult basic education, a career corner, and a Consumer Information Center.
The two-story, 22,000 square foot library features a flexible design to provide inviting spaces for all. As part of the design process, the library hosted a series of community design meetings to seek input from residents. The community also participated in the selection of the architectural team.
Polysonics collaborated with the design team, to develop the program and designs of the library paging systems, digital signage, network systems, library security systems such as door access and CCTV systems, video projection, video playback systems, audio play back systems, stack management and audiovisual resources to meet the district’s “Blueprint for Change” criteria. This will provide accommodations for future needs, such as DC’s “One Card” integration and RFID technologies for stack management and customer service administration.