Monrovia Library

City of monrovia

TYPOLOGY:   public library

The third in a 100-year succession of libraries, (beginning with a Carnegie Library), the low-slung building occupies Library Park in Monrovia's historic downtown core.

The Library's slim plan threads between old trees, preserving remaining park space.

Daylight is ubiquitous, with a block-long clerestory and central circulation atrium.

A rich and simple materiality includes cork, woods, and cast stone.