Burton library was opened in 1976 and was looking tired, as well as very 'brown and magnolia'.It was re-furbished as part of Staffordshire's 'Library Vision' improvement programme.
Bright colours replaced the '70s look', both floors were extended by losing office and storage space and the layout was rearranged. New lower white shelving replaced the old black shelving downstairs - adult fiction and children's - and a new 'story circle' seating area provided.
A new, more visible entrance was built, with access by ramp and steps from the adjoining public car park. The old entrance foyer became an internet cafe, with the cafe operated by an outside franchise. 48 public access PCs were provided, in the cafe area and in other areas of the building.
East Staffs Borough Council provide their 'Council link' enquiry service from the main enquiry desk alongside Library staff. They have also re-vamped the area outside the entrance to make a terraced area leading to the river - with space for the cafe tables in summer.
Type of library
Staffordshire County Council
Features and services
Group study spaces
Access between floors
Point Eight, Red
Services and facilities suppliers
Number of public computer terminals: 48