WebJunction's Focus on Space Planning for Libraries

Last Modified: 04 June 2015
Careful space planning in the initial stages of a building or renovation project can help to ensure its success. There are many resources available to help you calculate the space requirements for library programs, services, and collections.

How to Select Durable Furniture for Your Library

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
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

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
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

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
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.

Planning the Library Space from Scratch

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
Once you have determined the atmosphere you would like to create, plan for traffic flow, device usage, shelving, and patron needs.