Johnson County, Kansas
Central Resource Library

Overland Park, Kansas
87,500 SF
Renovation & Expansion

Johnson County’s Central Resource Library serves as a branch library as well as the administrative and support center for the county’s 13-branch library system.

Renovation and expansion were undertaken to ensure the facility would meet the fast-growing county’s needs as well as accommodate a more robust technology infrastructure. Public spaces were reconfigured to improve access, flow and wayfinding, and a portion of administrative areas were repurposed into public space.

Other features of the renovation and expansion include:

  • New maker space
  • High-tech, flexible meeting spaces
  • Increased seating space
  • New computer & technology center
  • Refreshed children’s collection and young adult area
  • Relocation of genealogy and reference section to area with more daylighting