Norfolk’s Slover Library hailed as Virginia’s most beautiful

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(Courtesy Tech Insider)

(Courtesy Tech Insider)

Slover Library in Norfolk is the most beautiful library in Virginia, according to a publication that covers the technology industry.

The designation was bestowed by Tech Insider, a digital publication devoted to tech, science, culture and innovation, which recently compiled a list of the most beautiful libraries in every state. The top-50 rankings, released on July 29, cited the Slover for its 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Award. That recognition, given by the American Institute of Architects, hailed a seven-story glass-walled addition to the historic Seaboard Building, which was part of an extensive renovation completed in 2015. The addition was “beautifully detailed and articulated,” respecting the integrity of the original structure, the jury said.

The Slover, located at 235 E. Plume St., has free Wi-Fi, 130 public computers with Internet access, wall-mounted touch-screens, a digital production studio and a digital media lab with a 3-D printer, according to its website.

A spokesperson for the library did not respond to a request for comment before deadline.

Other libraries on Tech Insider’s list include some renowned spaces: the main branch of the New York Public Library in New York, Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven, Conn. and the George Peabody Library in Baltimore.

To see the full list, go here.

To learn more about the Slover, visit its website.

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Norfolk’s Slover Library hailed as Virginia’s most beautiful