Guess it wasn't just me
One of the noticable goofs about the new Moline Library that I mentioned in a previous post was that the book return slots were apparently designed for only those driving Hummers, monster trucks, or semi tractors.
Just noticed this sign now posted at the return:
The alignment of the book return is currently under review with the contractors and architects. Thank you for your patience while we address this issue.
That's good. Considering that having the return slots nearly 5 ft up the wall probably wasn't a good idea. This is at or above roof level for most compact cars.
This mistake may have been due to the architect putting the slots at a reasonable height above grade level and no accounting for the fact that the street would be several inches below grade. The difference from architectural grade and the level of the pavement looks like about 9", which would be enough to put the slot out of reach to most vehicles.
I hope their "review" comes to the conclusion that it was an obvious design flaw and therefore should be corrected at the expense of the architect and/or contractor, whichever is found to be responsible.