Brooks Library NSU

Brooks Library, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA

A 132,000 SF, 3-story library. It contains library collections, media collections, archives, galleries, meeting rooms, group study rooms, and administrative space. The building includes a 90+’ tall glass steel atrium as well as a 40′ tall grand reading room. The library provides spaces for library related activity and functions. It includes a mechanical penthouse and is a brick and aluminum curtain wall building with a sloping metal roof with glass roof elements. The first floor has a central lobby, the Information Commons, Information Services, Media Services, a large and small instruction room as well as mechanical and electrical spaces. The second floor has collections, a variety of group study areas, the Marshall collection, an Archives area as well as a Museum/Gallery area. The third floor includes collections, group study rooms, E-Learning spaces and administrative offices.