Library

ROCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY

Location: Rochester, Minnesota
1995
7,896 m2

This library is a distinctive and contemporary addition to the center of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, home to the Mayo Clinic. A graceful, glass-enclosed rotunda creates a unique identity and focal point, and also provides appealing river views and a sunny southern exposure. Inside, the library incorporates advanced technology that impacts everything from customer services and materials handling to communications and information systems. Enclosed ramps (skyways) link the library to its adjacent parking ramp and the Mayo Civic Center.