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Carnegie Library

by cutsocks Posted 11th Nov 2013 at 1:59 AM
20 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Carnegie Library

My Round 3 Entry for Qbuilderz's Foundation Contest was this wonderful library, inspired by any given number of small-town libraries, funded by the philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie.

Resting on a 30x30 lot, this modest "home" of books and learning is both imposingly stately and compact. There is ample parking for bicycles and vehicles of the more motorized kind, a patio with chess tables and benches, and even a few swings for those who may need to stretch their limbs after a good bout of the more sedentary activity of reading.

The soft colors of the exterior are in contrast with the rich, dark woods and tiles of the interior spaces. There are shelves of books and reading areas across all three floors. The upper story has a room dedicated to children and the main floor has a slightly brighter lit room for studying and computers. The basement has a small office for staff, restrooms for ladies and gentlemen, and a community meeting room (often used by pitiable fools to discuss their crippling addictions (to simulation video games)).

Price: 149,894

Lot size: 30x30

Version: 1.63

Games used: WA, Amb, LN, Gen, Pets, SN, Seasons, Uni, IP, and Fast Lane.

Store Content - Totally non-vital and optional.

BahHaus Immaculate Window -- used on the front on the rounded bit at the top.

Shrub of Tranquility -- flanking the side entrance from the parking lot.

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: 149,894

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3 World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Pets Supernatural Seasons + 1 SPs
Built with Game Version: 1.63
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 4.28 MB · Downloads: 3,517 · 11th Nov 2013
4.28 MB 3,517 11th Nov 2013
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 11th Nov 2013 at 7:02 AM
Oh, awesome. You uploaded it. I thought this lot was awesome when you posted it for the competition. I'm sure lots of people will be able to use it!
#3 Old 11th Nov 2013 at 10:12 AM
Very lovely, nice description too I love the little community meeting room.
Captain Louie
retired moderator THANKS POST
#4 Old 11th Nov 2013 at 4:19 PM
One of my favorites from the contest! Glad you uploaded this, because it is amazing More, please!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 11th Nov 2013 at 4:57 PM
Amazingly awesome, but I don't have Pets or Fast Lane Stuff - can I still add it to my game without too much of a problem?
Original Poster
#6 Old 11th Nov 2013 at 6:45 PM
Originally Posted by schweighsr
Amazingly awesome, but I don't have Pets or Fast Lane Stuff - can I still add it to my game without too much of a problem?

No vital build mode bits from Pets or Fast Lane, so shouldn't be much of a problem. I juse Fast Lane for the sofas (man, I love those sofas), arm chairs, and the tables in the computer room. Pets is a tad more, some overhead lights, a tree, a table outside, various paintings, maybe some posters in the meeting room, and the counters at the central desk and in the meeting room. All those should be replaced with base game things I would think.
Mad Poster
#7 Old 11th Nov 2013 at 10:21 PM
Perfection! Just what I excited to put this in the world I am playing right now. Gorgeous work, love it!! Thank you very much.
Test Subject
#8 Old 12th Nov 2013 at 2:31 AM
Really lovely and homey library. It's a library I could easily stay all day in, and I'm sure my sims will feel the same way. I'm going to download it. The only thing I have to do then, is figure out which world I want to put it in. Thank you for sharing.
Test Subject
#9 Old 12th Nov 2013 at 11:33 PM
This looks just like style of my local Carnegie library! Nice job.
Tartan McBadgerface
#10 Old 13th Nov 2013 at 6:19 PM
It looks amazing! There's a Carnegie Library in my home town (in Scotland) so the name drew me in :P Definitely downloading this!
Test Subject
#11 Old 20th Nov 2013 at 12:20 AM
This is really cool
Mad Poster
#12 Old 9th Dec 2013 at 9:27 PM
Test Subject
#13 Old 6th Oct 2015 at 5:58 PM
Gorgeous, on the verge of breath-taking. The architecture is incredible, and the inside is cozy and elegant without being stuffy. I'd be at home in a place like this
Forum Resident
#14 Old 25th Apr 2017 at 6:07 AM
Wonderful!!! It's just the right size and style that fits everywhere. Thank you!!!
Test Subject
#15 Old 11th Jul 2017 at 10:01 AM
I love this library. Simple but perfect! Thanks!
Test Subject
#16 Old 15th Nov 2018 at 8:22 AM
When I was in grade school, my class use to go to the library for story-telling time. Its happened to be a Carnegie Library given to Spokane, Washington for a library for our city. Thanks for the design.
Test Subject
#17 Old 30th Jun 2019 at 10:08 PM
Absolutely lovely, timeless work. Played with it back in 2014 and it's still my favorite go-to Library lot for TS3. Cheers
Test Subject
#18 Old 20th Aug 2020 at 6:23 PM
This is wonderful! I work in a Carnegie library and you really nailed the look and feel of it.
Test Subject
#19 Old 29th Nov 2020 at 10:08 PM
the Carnegie libraries were so special and so few of them remain! it's heartbreaking. thank you for creating this lot. it's beautiful.
Test Subject
#20 Old 29th Nov 2020 at 10:09 PM
Originally Posted by herenyahope
nailed the look and feel of it.

very much agreed
Test Subject
#21 Old 27th Dec 2020 at 2:01 AM
the town i grew up in had a carnegie library - and the one i live in now had one. the one in my hometown is sitting empty, sadly, but it's still beautiful. the one where i live now has become a "literacy center" and has helped a lot of people. thank you for building this library for the sims 3. it's beautiful, and it's much appreciated.