Space Planning

How to Select Durable Furniture for Your Library

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When choosing furniture for your library, you will want to scrutinize the materials and construction methods used, so that you can assess its long-term durability.

Lessons for Libraries from Retail Space Planners

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Murphy condenses lessons learned from a pre-conference at ULA-MPLA 2008 titled "Extreme Library Makeover". Includes a discussion of accessibility issues, displays that attract the reader's eye, and how to create entrances that draw people into your building.

Library Design Tips for the 21st Century

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Here are a few practical and simple tips that consistently lead to the most successful projects, whether planning a new building, an expansion, renovation, or a simple re-vamp.

Library on the Move

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It is important when your library is making a move to be sure that the firm that you contract to move you has the expertise, equipment and the experience that will make the transition as stress-free as possible.

Planning the Library Space from Scratch

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Once you have determined the atmosphere you would like to create, plan for traffic flow, device usage, shelving, and patron needs.

Practical Tips for Library Building Design

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Phoenix-based Publibber Joe Schallan collected responses to a question he posed on the Publib listserv. What follows is the collected wisdom of fourteen Publibbers giving practical tips on library building design.