Merrimac Library

This Town Library, situated on a narrow with minimal road frontage, is composed of a series of smaller building volumes.  A stone clad building portion houses the special collection and its location both anchors the building (and announces itself as a public building from the street.)

The structure of the library consists of a traditional timber post and beam structure, left exposed to the interior.  Columns, beams and trusses lend spacious volume and warmth to the public spaces. 

The octagonal shaped space of the special collection and meeting room is lined with tall book shelves, and equipped with custom designed furniture and a playful chandelier.

Architect of Record:  AWM Architects, Inc.
Design/Principal in Charge: Thomas Amsler

Merrimac Town Library

Structure of the Merrimac LibraryThe octagonal shaped space of the Merrimac Library