A fresh Eye for Suffolk
The new Eye Library in Suffolk opened January, a modern and purpose-built facility replacing the 'temporary' library building.
LocHal, the library in a loco shed
The LocHal is a new, world-class urban living room for Tilburg in a former locomotive shed of the Dutch National Railways.
Southwark opens new Grove Vale Library
The new Grove Vale Library is almost twice as big as its former site, good news for the oversubscribed children’s story-times and rhyme-time sessions.
The library as a public space
An underground library in Sydney's Green Square public plaza has opened, described as a 'space-making not space-taking' design project.
Oodi library opens in Helsinki
Helsinki Central Library, known as Oodi, opened to the public on 5 December at 8 am, a day before Finland’s 101st birthday.
Calgary's new Central Library
Calgary Public Library officially opened its doors to the highly anticipated new Central Library, representing a momentous occasion for the city of Calgary.
Treehouse or amphitheatre?
Two recent projects carried out by BookSpace illustrate how good library design encourages primary school pupils to read, in spaces both large and small.
Christchurch central library opens
Tūranga, Christchurch New Zealand’s new central library, has opened its doors: a landmark building and a ‘game changer’ for the city.
Taiwan’s impressive libraries
The winning design for the new southern branch of the Taiwan National Library has been announced. Taiwan News looks at Taiwan’s other top libraries.
Modernising library spaces
Some recent news posts illustrate how library services are meeting budget challenges to focus on libraries’ wider community function as ‘universal spaces’.