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Planning the library space

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References and resources


Blume, E. and Kempf, K. (2003), "", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 21 No. 1, pp. 8-20.

Boone, M.D. (2003), "", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 21 No. 3, pp. 358-366.

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (2002), Design Review, CABE, London.

Dove, A. (2004), "Designing space for knowledge work", Library & Information Update, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, March.

Gust, K.J. and Haka, C.H. (2006), "", New Library World, Vol. 107 No. 3/4, pp. 141-148.

Houlihan, R. (2005), "", New Library World, Vol. 106: No. 1/2, pp. 7-15.

Lefebvre, M. (2002), " ", New Library World, Vol. 103 No. 1/2, pp. 21-29.

Waxman, L., Clemons, S., Banning, J. and McKelfresh, D. (2007), "", New Library World, Vol. 108 No. 9/10, pp. 424-434.

Wilson, G. (2008), "I want a library that meets the requirement of my typical student", Library Gazette, September 5-18.


More in-depth information can be found at the following resources:

Designing Libraries gateway

Compiled within Aberystwyth University Information Services, Designing Libraries provides a database of library building and refurbishment projects. The 400+ entries are mostly public and academic libraries. They are primarily from the UK and Ireland although wider geographical coverage is planned. The database is searchable by many criteria including: type of library, size, cost and special features. The gateway as a whole offers image galleries, news on building projects, events and publications and links to hundreds of resources on all aspects of library design and planning.

Aimed at anyone involved in the design of learning spaces, and provide general advice on the main design principles, as well as the process.

Describes practical initiatives undertaken by some libraries in Ireland.