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The Sherman Oaks Public Library is located on a shallow site off Moorpark Street near Ventura Boulevard. The 12,500 sf facility optimizes use of the site and provides maximum landscape-screened parking. The building's perimeter horizontal sunshade ledges provide protection for viewing windows to the south and east while relating to the revered existing structure and the neighborhood housing. The main interior reading room receives ample natural light from north-facing clerestory windows. The north-facing windows & shaded south-facing windows together with minimal exposure to the western sun create a sustainable system minimizing use of energy and artificial lighting.