The financial investment involved in the construction of a major library building is a commitment to a structure and its design that will serve the community for several decades. Under normal conditions, a new building should be designed based on the needs that might be realized over a period of at least twenty years. In reality, most buildings must serve for a much longer period of time. In order for the building to continue to function effectively, the structure and its layout must incorporate numerous elements of flexibility and adaptability. The application of advanced technologies and new methods to deliver library services are changing daily. These changes impact how teaching and educations services are delivered, making it imperative that new structures address the matters of flexibility and adaptability in design and construction. These considerations formed the design parameters for the new community technology lab and presentation space for the Cleveland Heights University Heights Library.