My first fountain!
Southampton Central Library was very impressive. It is a grand building within a civic centre including museums, a concert venue, the Guildhall, council offices and an art gallery and opposite a park. However, when you enter the library is has been recently refurbished and looks and feels very modern.
It’s all very curvy, even the edges of some of the bookcases are curvy.
The only downside of the layout is that I couldn’t find the stairs going up! However, I found the stairs going down.
I like this way of displaying recently returned books with the book covers facing up – there’s even a book there that I was currently reading.
I’m always interested in the study spaces on offer. There were lots of desks dotted around with feature reading lights and also private study rooms.