The library, located in the heart of downtown Stamford, has long been a vital and popular resource for the community. The building program posed several challenges to our design team. The librarys interior, furnishings and equipment were long overdue for renewal and replacement. IT infrastructure required substantial expansion and refreshing to meet the needs of a growing tech savvy patron base. The Childrens Services program was poised to double in size and numerous ADA issues needed to be addressed. In addition to updating MEP infrastructure and implementing state of the art information technology, a new space plan was developed to enhance Ferguson Librarys long standing goals of providing an environment of sociability and community within the library. The character of the library as a family center, information hub and portal to knowledge was enhanced through a thoughtful reconfiguration of existing spaces, restoration of historic rooms, and careful implementation of new technology.