Library and campus for Malawi
Steven Holl Architects' design for a new library at the centre of a new campus plan has been approved by The Miracle for Africa Foundation.
Inside the Design Library
On the occasion of the publication of a new book by owner/director Peter Koepke, the Creative Review has provided an insider's guide to a unique library.
Designing the Dubai British School
Demco Interiors was commissioned to design and install the library interiors for both the Primary and Secondary Schools in the brand new building.
Under one (or another) umbrella
Japan News has published a description of the Gifu City Chuo Library, where people read under huge umbrella-like structures hung from a latticed wood roof.
The Word - design thinking for our time
The Word, the new library and media centre in South Shields, is open - with an ambition to revolutionise design thinking for 21st century library spaces.
A green branch for Toronto Public Library
Scarborough Civic Centre Branch is technologically adaptable, welcoming to a growing and diverse population, celebrating design as a local community hub.
The Curve opens in Slough
Slough's new library and cultural centre, The Curve, opened on 2nd September with two days of celebration.
Library and gallery for Haverfordwest
Pembrokeshire County Council approves a £3.4m plan to turn the Riverside market in Haverfordwest into a new library and gallery, following consultation.
Wandsworth's libraries after outsourcing
Three years after outsourcing library services to GLL, Wandsworth expects to save £300,000 a year and deliver new investment in library buildings and ICT.
Reshaping the future library
Helsinki is hosting an essential conference for everyone with an interest in the future shape of library services and the impact of good design.
An eye for China
A new library in China is based around a mirrored spherical auditorium, forming an eye on panoramas of the interior space and reflecting the park outside.
Next phase for Reading underway
A £40 million redevelopment and refurbishment of the University of Reading Library begins this summer, due for completion in 2019.
Modernisation at Ebbw Vale Library
Ebbw Vale Library in Blaenau Gwent is reaching the final stages of its refurbishment. Here are some of the internal design concepts.
Hebburn Central a success
A year on from its opening, Hebburn Central has proved itself an asset to the local community, with library issues and visits soaring.
Living in a material world
Ravensbourne, a specialist arts and design institution, has officially launched the first partnership materials library in the country.
Arcadia gets the 'Manchester Look'
The new Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre, Levenshulme, Manchester has opened with a bright, welcoming open plan neighbourhood library interior design.
Library building awards announced
The American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association have announced the seven recipients of the 2016 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards.
Lancaster's new shelving
Forster Ecospace has released photos of the new shelving layout for the recently remodelled Lancaster University Library.
Architect Zaha Hadid dies
British architect Zaha Hadid has died aged 65, following a sudden heart attack in Miami.
New library for Holborn
U+I, the regeneration developer, is to partner with Camden Council to redevelop Holborn Library and Cockpit Yard, creating a new destination for Holborn.
A tale of two Sydneys
Coincidentally, plans have been revealed for the new civic centre and library in Sydney, Australia and options for the library in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Restoring the world's oldest library
The ancient al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez isn’t just the oldest library in Africa. Founded in 859, it’s the oldest working library in the world.
Idea Stores - still thriving
Writing for the CILIP blog, Kate Pitman argues that the innovations introduced by the Idea Stores concept are still relevant in the 21st century.
Lancaster University Library remodelled
The remodelling of the university's main library, with 14,500 sq.m. of interior spaces, is complete, creating a learning facility fit for the 21st Century.
IFLA Green Library Award 2016
IFLA has announced the Green Library Award. Any outstanding Green Library project, initiative or idea may apply for the Award.
Dubai to build book-shaped library
Dubai is to build a library housing millions of books which will be the largest cultural centre in the region when it opens in 2017.
Storing a fine art collection
Essex University's collection of fine art from Latin America is the latest collection to benefit from custom designed storage and display facilities.
The Core, Solihull - opening soon!
Solihull Council has unveiled ‘The Core’ as the new name for the Central Library, Arts Complex and Solihull Connect building.
David Cameron opens school library
Just before Christmas St John the Evangelist CE Primary School, Carterton, Oxfordshire, had a surprise visit from David Cameron, who opened the new library.