Sample Library Designs (look over them to get inspired!)
- dezeen library designs
- The Most Spectacular Libraries Around the World
- MSR Architects – design of the St. Cloud Public Library
- Pinterest library architecture images
- Arch Daily: library images
- 25 modern libraries from around the world
Library Design Resources:
- Space Design Ideas and Inspiration from Demco
- Designing the school library School libraries are essential to learning, and good design is seen as a central consideration in creating effective learning environments.
- School Libraries: by Whole Building Design
- Opening the Book: Library Space Planning
- Jakovlevas-Mateckis, K., Kostinaité, L. & Pupeliené, J., (2004). Conceptual Principles of the Planning of Modern Public Libraries. LIBER Quarterly. 14(2).
- Library architecture and library building construction
A range of architects and building construction companies with experience in designing modern library buildings for 21st century use and access.
- Six Ways to Rethink your Library Space and Make it Amazing “Over the past five years, we have redesigned our media center and transformed it into a more flexible, collaborative space. This is the story of how we got there, and how you can apply what we learned as you rethink your library space.”
- Association of Architecture School Librarians “AASL advocates for architectural librarianship, builds community for members, and fosters professional growth through mentoring, partnership, and collaboration”
- MINNCOR library furniture “As the Minnesota Department of Corrections industry program, MINNCOR Industries maintains a delicate balance of providing works skills training to offenders and premium products to customers while maintaining financial self-sufficiency. Receiving no state subsidies, taxpayer dollars or grants, MINNCOR runs a contemporary, cohesive, self-sufficient business operation, featuring 18 diverse product lines.”
- Demco furniture
- Smith System
- The Library Store
- Brodart furniture
- Creative Library Concepts
- Worthington Direct
- School Outfiters
- The Design Concept (UK)
From the Society of American Archivists (SAA):
- Archival and Special Collections Facilities: Guidelines for Archivists, Librarians, Architects, and Engineers
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