Modular Library

Instructor: Dr. Ted Kesik
Mass Timber Building Technology, Fall 2021
University of Toronto

Over the past decades, public libraries have evolved into socio-cultural spaces that promote learning and community relationships. While public libraries were once only found in urban settings, they are now located in a variety of communities and offer tailored resources and programs to meet evolving and specific needs. The modular library prototype uses mass timber and is one feasible and economical way of making public libraries widely available. Each library is a module that can be connected and reconfigured into multiple orientations and possibilities, depending on the community's needs. Through the modular concept, all components can be assembled off-site and transported in their complete forms. They can also be dismantled without leaving any trace or causing damage to the environment.