Calvin L. Hinz Architects | Sidney Public Library
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Sidney Public Library

About This Project

CLH worked with the City of Sidney, a rural community in Iowa, to design a new library in order to replace their existing one-room library located within the City Hall building.  The Sidney Public Library facility was constructed following an extensive fund-raising campaign.  It contains approximately 5,000 square feet of space with book stacks, a reading room, a children’s area, handicapped-accessible restrooms, computer access and a community room with a separate entrance.  The secondary entrance allows for the library to be secured after hours while the community meeting room is in use.  The circulation desk was located within the library to give good visibility of the entire library.  A work room is near the circulation desk for job sharing.    The building’s orientation on the site allows for optimal natural lighting and energy efficiency.

Project Type:

Cultural, Municipal


Sidney, IA

Total Size:

5,000 SF


  • Flexible interior design
  • Energy saving measures
  • Natural lighting
  • Security features
  • Secondary entrance for after-hours use of community meeting room only


  • Schnackel
  • Shaffer & Stevens


Andersen Construction