The Bronx Library Center is located at a key urban site, and fulfills multiple public roles by serving both the neighborhood and the community at large. The design features a transparent, articulated façade, and each floor is designed to maximize natural light, minimize internal circulation, and provide clear lines of sight. Interior and exterior public gathering spaces are scattered throughout the facility. The library also includes a 150-seat auditorium as well as meeting rooms and exhibit space for the Latino and Puerto Rican Cultural Center. The LEED Silver project was the first publicly-funded building in NYC to receive LEED certification.