Public Libraries Database

Milford

The library is an integral part of the Public Services Centre, which houses the County Council area services, citizens information and social welfare offices. The library is located on the ground floor to the front of the complex. The building is a modern design, yet is influenced by the vernacular architecture of the region. Glass and windows are a major feature of the design, with a circular window being a key feature, and a skylight stretching the length of the library ceiling.
Library Details
Local Authority Name Donegal County Council
Library Milford
Library Name Milford Community Library
Date Opened 11 July 2003
Contact Details
Address Public Services Centre
  Milford
County Donegal
Telephone 074 9153927
Fax 074 9153951
Email milford@donegallibrary.ie
URL http://www.donegallibrary.ie/libraryguide/milford.htm
Locality & Services
Type of Service Branch library
Type of Building Purpose-built library
Description of Locality Town centre
Urban Population 829
Stand Alone Facility No
Locality & Services
Partnerships Local authority area offices, One-stop-shop
Location on Site Ground floor
Size & Costs
Number of Floors 1
Size (m2) 234
Cost of Library €721,238
Funding Sources Local Authority, DEHLG
Features & Facilities
Special Features Architectural features
Art work
Landscaping
Accessibility Accessible entrance
Accessible parking
Accessible toilets
Critical distances
Furniture height
Signage
Sustainability / Future Proofing Maximum day-lighting
Special Facilities Audio visual library
Book clubs
Business information collection
Children's learning space
Computer centre
Historic maps viewer
Literacy material
Local history files
Music library
Relaxation and reading area
Story-telling area
Teenzone
Parking Free parking on site
Internet Access 6 terminals
Wi-Fi No
Printing No
Photocopying No
References
  1. Irish Library News, No.224, 2002 
  2. Irish Library News, No.232, 2003
  3. Census 2006 Table 12 Alphabetical list of Towns with their population, 2002 and 2006 (Population within legally defined boundary)
Architect & Design Team
Architect Name Peter Tracey, McCormick, Tracey, Mullarkey Architects (2003)
County/City Librarian Donegal County Council; Donegal County Librarian (2003)
Additional Information
  Highly commended in Public Library Buildings Awards 2003 small new buildings category. Art works include a mural by George Roddy; paintings by Donegal artists Brian Doherty and Melita Dennaro.

For further information please contact Donegal County Council Library Authority

 
 

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