A prize-winning architectural landmark designed by Scrogin, Elam and Bay, the Buckhead branch of the Atlanta-Fulton…More County Library system distinguishes the Buckhead scene with its signature metal canopy with a dramatic angular structure pointing forward. Inside, a 20-by-50 foot rear window gives a stunning view of the Atlanta skyline.
The branch's 100,000 volume collection includes books, large-print books, periodicals, audio- and video-cassettes and compact discs. The separate children's department offers a variety of activities such as storytimes. The reference collection has a strong business component. For community meetings, the branch offers a small conference room and a 100-seat public meeting room.
The Buckhead Library dates back to the 1920s, when elementary school principal and teacher Ida Williams led efforts to establish it. For years, the library was known as the Ida Williams Libary. In 1989, the current 20,000 square foot building opened, re-named the Buckhead Library.