The building is a key element of the ongoing Peckham Square Project which is transforming the identity of the centre of Peckham. It is a reinvention of what is expected of a public library building and a building of unusual boldness, and what Alsop Architects call ? 'architectural generosity'. The library is one element of the new public community facilities on the new Peckham Square. The five-storey building comprises a branch library space on the upper two floors, a 'One Stop Shop' Southwark Council advice unit on the ground floor, separately accessible from the Square, and the council's Education and Training Advice Centre for Adults on the first floor. All three elements operate different opening hours and staff.