Space Planning


Does your library entrance draw people inside? Once inside, what makes people take notice? Can retail space planning ideas help you create an inviting library space? This section will help you plan and design your library space to create a welcoming, healthy, safe and accessible environment.

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Space is Flexible (and Full of Light)

 News / Last Modified: 05 February 2014

Library space, that is. If there is one word that sums up the re-imagination of library space for community engagement in the digital age, it is flexible.

The tension between physical and virtual space surfaces everywhere as technolog...

Flexible Spaces – Flexible Futures

 Webinar / Last Modified: 31 January 2014

A webinar focused on library space planning and on how changing patron needs are leading to changed library spaces.

21 Ideas for 21st-Century Libraries

 Webinar / Last Modified: 31 January 2014

Archive and associated resources for December 1, 2010, session with Kim Bolan-Cullin and Rob Cullin as part of Serving the 21st Century Patron 2010, online conference.

Library Spaces that Keep Customers Coming Back

 News / Last Modified: 31 January 2014

Our surroundings have a profound effect on us. Color, light, shapes ... small details can help us tune into our environment deeply, or make us shut down entirely. We know at an intuitive level that well-designed spaces not only make for better busine...