Major Hillard Public Library
CLIENT: Chesapeake Public Library System
Chesapeake, Virginia

The Major Hillard Public Library is a 25,000-square-foot replacement library located in Chesapeake, Va. Completed in 1999, contained within the one-story building is a 4,000-square-foot children's section, 14,000-square-foot reference and adult collection section, 100-person community meeting room, staff space and a satellite office for the Treasurer/Commissioner of the Revenue. The library is crescent-shaped, with interior windows focusing on a landscaped court. The main library is separated from the meeting room and treasurer's office by the main entry. Total collection is 100,000 items.