With the technological advancements, the management of Wellington’s central library introduced mobile service and stopped the subscription funded service by replacing it with rental section. By this way, public can avail the books at a specific rental fee and then return to arrange their next book. The library has a history that lasts for more than a century. This is the main specialty. The aim of the management is to enable people to gain reading habits and also to make books available to everyone due to the richness and adequate information it can give to the readers (Cullen and Hemon, 2004).
The structural engineering of this library is an example and a masterpiece to many other libraries. The architect has combined the traditional methods of construction with modern engineering so as to make it unique. It has perhaps left a mark in the history for the choice of products and the massive appearance. Extending to 3 floors, it makes use of glass materials and the internal look goes well with the nature.
The history also shows the presidency and local councils that were active to make this initiative successful. In a century’s time, the library evolved and transformed itself spanning to three floors with different sections meant for arts, children, adults, sound and vision area, fiction, science and finally, humanities. The central library is still celebrated for its richness and heritage that it has brought from the past (Bristow, 1973). Being the most ancient library of Wellington, the library is equipped with adequate resources to cater to innumerable readers who have influenced the success till date (Lilley, 2013).
It has also taken its inspiration from public squares located at Europe. This inspiration has motivated them to construct a building on its own in 1990s. In addition to the books and multimedia materials available within the library, it also encourages people to conduct cultural events to portray the richness and cultural heritage of the locality (McLeod and Farland, 1970). This has boosted the entries to the library.
Based on the study of historical significance of this location, it is evident that it has brought a revolution in the interests of local people towards reading. It also promotes cultural events implying the possibilities for people to associate and spend more time with this location. Irrespective of the political distress and agitation that happened over a century, the Wellington central library still stands stronger due to the constant support from management and the local council (Lahteenmaki, 2012). Even after the public library act was passed, the central library did not achieve significance immediately. After continuous petition and requests to the government and local bodies about the need for a library, it has opened up for the public.