Palatine Public Library  |||  Palatine, IL

The Palatine Public Library is a 96,000 square-foot building located at 700 N. North Court since 1993. It is the main part of a library district serving over 90,000 patrons - primarily In Palatine and northern Hoffman Estates.

It was determined that the 2nd floor required renovations and upgrades, and in 2009 Gage Engineers began MEP/FP design for the required changes.

As with many renovations, one of the main challenges was maintaining operation while work was being completed.

Some of the key design features included in the renovations:

* Audio/Visual Area upgrade
* Children’s Area upgrade
* Stair replacement
* Improve acoustics
* Coffee Area
* Board Room upgrade
* Outdoor reading area
* Group study rooms
* Centralized check-out
* Drive-Up service
* Teenager’s Area upgrade
* Exterior & interior signage
* Catalog areas