LOCATION : Aurora, Illinois
MARKET : Cultural
AREA : 92,000 SQ FT
Aurora Public Library

A new destination for culture and entertainment

The new 92,000 SF library features flexible design and the latest technology that will easily adapt to future needs. It provides expanded public space for children and youth services, meeting rooms, and quiet study rooms. It also serves as a space for cultural endeavors such as art, humanities, performances, and historical exhibits. It is a new destination for culture and entertainment, as well as a gathering place for the Aurora community. It is also a digital network hub whose integrated technology systems enhance the community's other current branch libraries.

The new Main Library features a Teen Center and The LIFE ("Learning in an Informal and Fun Environment") Development Center. This new center provides technology tools for educational institutions to teach students about careers in science, math, and technology. The Teen Center provides tablets, educational software, music and broadcasting equipment, and other emerging technologies to help students excel in both school and life.

Through its partnership with citizens young and old, school districts, colleges, universities, the business community, and many social service agencies serving Aurora, the new Richard and Gina Santori Public Library of Aurora improves the entire library system so all benefit.

The Library is LEED registered. Cordogan Clark & Associates provided comprehensive architectural and engineering services for the library.