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  3. Library projects
    1. Aberconway Library
    2. Aberconway/Guest Library
    3. Abergele
    4. Abertillery Library
    5. Abertridwr Library
    6. Adsetts Centre
    7. Albert Sloman Library
    8. Alderley Edge Library
    9. Aldham Robarts LRC
    10. Aldrich Library
    11. Allenton Library
    12. Alvaston Library
    13. Andersonian Library
    14. Anniesland Library and Learning Centre
    15. Aoi Pavilion
    16. Architecture Library
    17. Ardkeen Library
    18. Art & Design Library
    19. Artizan Street Library and Community Centre
    20. Ascot Durning Library
    21. Ash Library
    22. Ashby de la Zouch Library
    23. Ashford Library
    24. Aston University Library - Phase I
    25. Augustine House Library and Student Services Centre
    26. Avril Robarts LRC
    27. Aylesham Community Library
    28. Bakewell Library
    29. Balderton Library
    30. Ballaghaderreen Town Library
    31. Ballinrobe Library
    32. Ballymena Central Library
    33. Bargoed Hanbury Chapel - Library & Customer Service Centre
    34. Barmouth Library
    35. Barnes Library
    36. Barrow Library
    37. Bath Library and Information Centre
    38. Batley Library
    39. Beckton Globe Library
    40. Beddau and Tynant Library
    41. Bedford Library
    42. Bedminster Library
    43. Beeston Library
    44. Bell Green Community Library and Learning Centre
    45. Benllech, Llyfrgell Benllech Library
    46. Berridge Building
    47. Berwick Hills
    48. Berwick-Upon-Tweed
    49. Bexleyheath Central Library
    50. Bicester Library
    51. Bilborough Library and Community Centre
    52. Bircotes Library
    53. Birmingham Conservatoire
    54. Birmingham Institute of Art & Design
    55. Birstall Library
    56. Bishopstown Library
    57. Blackburn Central Library
    58. Blackfen Library
    59. Blackpool Central Library
    60. Blackwood Library
    61. Blaina Library
    62. Blakenall Library
    63. Blanchardstown Public Library
    64. Blythe Bridge Library
    65. Boldon Lane Library
    66. Bolton High Street Library
    67. Bo'ness Library
    68. Bonnybridge Library
    69. Boots Library (The)
    70. Borehamwood Library
    71. Boscombe Library
    72. Boultham Library
    73. Bournemouth Library
    74. Bourtreehill Library
    75. Boyn Grove Library
    76. Braintree Library
    77. Bramley Centre
    78. Braunstone Town Library
    79. Bridgend Library
    80. Bridport Library
    81. Brierley Hill Library
    82. Bristol Central Lending Library
    83. British Library of Political and Economic Science
    84. Britwell Play and Learn Library
    85. Brixworth Library and Community Centre
    86. Bromsgrove Library
    87. Bromyard Centre
    88. Brotherton Library
    89. Broughton Astley Library
    90. Brynhyfryd Library
    91. Brynmawr Library
    92. Builth Wells Library
    93. Bunclody Public Library
    94. Buncrana Community Library
    95. Burnbank Library
    96. Burnley Central Library
    97. Burton on Trent Library
    98. Bute Library
    99. Cabra Library and Bibliographic Centre
    100. Caernarfon Library
    101. Caerphilly Library and Customer Service Centre
    102. Calne Library
    103. Camberley Library
    104. Cambourne Library
    105. Cambridge University Library
    106. Campus (The)
    107. Cardiff Central Library
    108. Cardigan Library / Llyfrgell Aberteifi
    109. Carmarthen Library
    110. Carndonagh Community Library
    111. Cashel Library
    112. Castle Vale Community and College Library
    113. Cathays Library
    114. Causewayside Building
    115. Central Campus Library (Phase 1)
    116. Central Campus Library (Phase 2)
    117. Chard Library
    118. Chatham Library
    119. Cheam Library
    120. Chelsea College of Art & Design Library
    121. Cheltenham Library
    122. Chester Road Library
    123. Chesterfield Library
    124. Chipping Ongar Library
    125. Church Street Library
    126. Cirencester Library
    127. City Campus Library, Glasgow
    128. City Campus Library, Northumbria University
    129. City Library, Manchester
    130. Civic Quarter Library
    131. Clapham Library
    132. Clapton Library
    133. Cleadon Park Library
    134. Clifton Campus
    135. Clifton Library
    136. Clydach Library
    137. Coach Lane Library
    138. Coalville Library
    139. Coleraine Learning Resource Centre
    140. College of Art Library
    141. Colwyn Bay Library
    142. Connah's Quay Library and Learning Centre
    143. Cookham Library
    144. Cootehill Public Library and Arts Centre
    145. Cottingham Library
    146. Cox Green Library
    147. Craiglockhart Library
    148. Crawley Library
    149. Crediton Library
    150. Cricklade Library
    151. Cripps Library
    152. Croydon Central Library
    153. Cudworth Centre of Excellence
    154. Currie Library
    155. Dalgety Bay
    156. Dalston CLR James Library and Archives
    157. Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll Centre
    158. Dartmouth Library
    159. Dartmouth Library (Refurbishment)
    160. Datchet Library
    161. David Wilson Library
    162. Dawlish Library
    163. Dereham Library
    164. Diamond (The)
    165. Dickens Heath Library
    166. Docklands Library and Learning Centre
    167. Dorking Library
    168. Downham Library
    169. Driffield Library
    170. Drill Hall Library
    171. Drumbrae Library and Day Care Centre
    172. Dundee Central Library
    173. Dungarvan Central Library
    174. Dunshaughlin Branch Library
    175. Durham Clayport Library
    176. Dursley Library
    177. Earl Shilton Library
    178. East Block
    179. East Boldon Library
    180. East City Library
    181. East Sheen library
    182. Ebbw Vale Library
    183. Eddie Davies Library
    184. Edward Boyle Library Learning Centre
    185. Ellesmere Library
    186. Ellesmere Port Library
    187. Enfield Town Library
    188. Enniscorthy Public Library
    189. Epsom Library (The Ebbisham Centre)
    190. Eton Wick Library
    191. European Resource Centre
    192. Evesham Library
    193. Exmouth Campus Library
    194. ExploreMusic
    195. Faculty of Management and Library (Garthdee Library)
    196. Fairwater Library
    197. Fareham Library
    198. Felixstowe Library
    199. Ferguslie Park Community Library
    200. Firth Park Library
    201. Fishguard Library
    202. Fleet Library
    203. Foleshill Community Library
    204. Folkestone Library
    205. For All Healthy Living Centre Community Library
    206. Fore Street Library
    207. Forest Hill Library
    208. Forum
    209. Forum:Southend on Sea
    210. Fosterhill Premises
    211. Garw Valley Life Centre
    212. Gateshead Central Library
    213. George Edwards Library
    214. Girton College Library
    215. Glenfield Library
    216. Gorbals Library and Real Learning Centre
    217. Gorey Public Library
    218. Gorseinon Library
    219. Grays Library, Thameside Centre
    220. Great Cornard Library
    221. Great Shelford Library
    222. Guisborough Library
    223. Handsworth Library
    224. Harborne Library
    225. Harpenden Library
    226. Harrow LRC
    227. Hartley Library
    228. Hatfield de Havilland Campus Learning Resources Centre
    229. Hatfield Library
    230. Haydock Library
    231. Hayridge (The)
    232. Headingley Library
    233. Headington Library
    234. Heaton Moor Library
    235. Hebburn Library
    236. Hemel Hempstead Temporary Library
    237. Hendon Library
    238. Hertford Library
    239. Hertfordshire Performing Arts Library
    240. Hetton Centre Library and Electronic Village Hall
    241. High Heaton Community Library
    242. High Wycombe Library
    243. Hinckley Library
    244. Hive (The)
    245. Hobs Moat Library
    246. Holywood Arches
    247. Hook and Chessington Library
    248. Horsforth Library and Mechanics' Institute
    249. Horsley Library
    250. Hoyland Centre
    251. Hugh Owen Library
    252. Hull History Centre
    253. Hungerford Library
    254. Huntingdon Library and Archives
    255. Huthwaite Library
    256. Huyton Library
    257. Idea Store, Bow
    258. Idea Store, Canary Wharf
    259. Idea Store, Chrisp Street
    260. Idea Store, Whitechapel
    261. Ilfracombe Library
    262. Imperial College Central Library
    263. Information Commons
    264. Irvinestown Library
    265. J.B. Morrell Library
    266. J.B.Priestley Library
    267. John Paul II Library
    268. Johnston Central Library & Farnham Centre
    269. Jubilee Library
    270. Keele Information Services
    271. Kenrick Library
    272. Kepplestone Premises
    273. Kerry County Library HQ/ Tralee Branch Library
    274. Kidderminster
    275. Kilbeggan Civic Offices and Library
    276. Kilfinaghty Public Library
    277. Killay Library
    278. Kimberlin Library extension
    279. Kimberlin Library refurbishment
    280. King Cross Library
    281. Kings Norton Library
    282. Kingsbury Library Plus
    283. Kinson Library
    284. Kirby Muxloe Library
    285. Kirkby Library
    286. Knowle Library
    287. Knutsford Library
    288. Ladybrook Library
    289. Lanchester Library
    290. Larbert Library
    291. Law Building
    292. Leam Lane Library
    293. Leamington Spa Library
    294. Learning Centre, Holloway Road
    295. Learning Centre, Holloway Road (2016)
    296. Learning Centre, Leeds Metropolitan
    297. Learning Centre, North London
    298. Learning Centre, University of Derby
    299. Learning Gateway
    300. Learning Resource Centre - Barking Campus
    301. Learning Resource Centre, Queen Margaret
    302. Learning Resource Centre, Teesside University
    303. Learning Resource Centre, Thames Valley
    304. Learning Resources Centre, Hatfield
    305. Learning Resources Centre, Kingston
    306. Learning Resources Centre, Luton
    307. Learning Resources Centre, Roehampton
    308. Learning Zone
    309. Leatherhead Library
    310. Leeds College of Music Library
    311. Leek Library
    312. Letterkenny Central Library & Arts Centre
    313. Lewes Library
    314. Library & Information Centre, Swansea
    315. Library and Information Services, Newport
    316. Library and Learning Centre, University of Bath
    317. Library Information and Learning Resource Centre
    318. Library Newland Park
    319. Library Research Annexe, University of Glasgow
    320. Library, University of Sussex
    321. Lincoln Central Library
    322. Linton Library
    323. Listowel Library
    324. Littleport Library and Learning Centre
    325. Llandeilo Library
    326. Llandovery Library
    327. Llandudno library
    328. LLyfrgell Amlwch Library
    329. Llyfrgell Beaumaris Library
    330. Lochthorn Library
    331. London Southbank University LRC
    332. Long Eaton Library
    333. Longlevens Library
    334. Longsight Library & Learning Centre
    335. Loughborough Library
    336. Lowestoft Library and Record Office
    337. Ludlow Library and Museum Resource Centre
    338. Luton Central Library and Learning Centre
    339. Lydd Community Library
    340. Lymm Community Library
    341. Lynemouth Library
    342. Macroom Library
    343. Magee Learning Resource Centre
    344. Magherafelt Library
    345. Malet Street Library
    346. Malvern Library
    347. Manor House
    348. March Library and Learning Centre
    349. Markfield Library
    350. Marsh Farm Library
    351. Marston Green Library
    352. Marton Library
    353. Mary Seacole Library
    354. Marylebone Campus Library
    355. Maughan Library & Information Services Centre
    356. McClay Library
    357. Meadowbank Library
    358. Measham Library
    359. Medical School Library
    360. Merchiston Library
    361. Merthyr Tydfil Central Library
    362. Middleton Circle Library
    363. Milford Community Library
    364. Milford Haven Library
    365. Milton Keynes Central Library
    366. Milton Keynes Central Library foyer
    367. Minster Library and Neighbourhood Centre
    368. Morpeth Library
    369. Morriston Library
    370. Moss Side Powerhouse Library
    371. Mountbatten Library
    372. Mountsorrel Library and Learning Centre
    373. Mowbray Gardens Community Library
    374. Muirhouse Library
    375. Murray Library
    376. Nelson Library and Learning Centre
    377. Nenagh Public Library
    378. New Ash Green Library
    379. Newbury Library
    380. Newcastle City Library
    381. Nightingale Centre
    382. Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
    383. North and South Courts
    384. North City Library
    385. Nottingham Central Library
    386. Oadby Library
    387. Oakmere Library
    388. Old Library, Trinity College Dublin
    389. Old Library, University of Exeter
    390. Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre
    391. Open University Library
    392. Oranmore Library / Leabharlann Oran Moir
    393. Osmondthorpe Library
    394. Oswestry Library
    395. Otley Library and Tourist Information Centre
    396. Ottery St Mary Library & Information Centre
    397. Oxhey Library
    398. Oxstalls Learning Centre
    399. Oystermouth Library
    400. Page Moss Library
    401. Papworth Everard Library
    402. Parklands Community Library
    403. Passmore Edwards Centre
    404. Paul Hamlyn Learning Resource Centre
    405. Paulton Hub
    406. Peckham Library
    407. Pengam Library
    408. Penylan Library and Community Centre
    409. Perry Library
    410. Phillips Building
    411. Plymouth Library
    412. Plymstock Library
    413. Pontarddulais Library
    414. Port Glasgow Library
    415. Port Talbot Aberafan Library
    416. Portland Underhill Library
    417. Portlaoise Branch Library
    418. Precinct Library
    419. Preclinical Sciences Library - Teaching & Learning Resource Centre
    420. Prestonpans Library
    421. Putney Library
    422. Putney Road Store
    423. Queen Margaret University
    424. Queen's Park Library
    425. Radmoor Road Library
    426. Rainbow Library
    427. Ratby Library
    428. Raymond Burton Library for Humanities Research
    429. RCSI Beaumont Library
    430. RCSI Library
    431. RCSI Mercer Library
    432. Real@Caledonian - The Learning Cafe
    433. Redditch Library
    434. Regent Campus Library
    435. Rhydyfelin library
    436. Rhymney Library
    437. Risca Palace Library and Customer Service Centre
    438. Robinson Library
    439. Roscommon County Library
    440. Rothertham Building
    441. Royston Library
    442. Rugby Library
    443. Saltire Centre
    444. Samuel Fox House
    445. Sandbach Library
    446. Sandhill Centre Library and Electronic Village Hall
    447. Santry Book Repositry
    448. Sarn Library
    449. School of Jewellery
    450. Scunthorpe Central Library
    451. Seamus Heaney Library
    452. Shard (The)
    453. Sheppard Library
    454. Shepshed Library
    455. Shirley Library and Housing Office
    456. Shropshire Learning Centre
    457. Sidcup Library
    458. Sighthill LRC
    459. Simpson Pavilion
    460. Sir Derek Birley Learning Resource Centre
    461. Sir Michael Cobham Library
    462. Sir Thomas Stearne Medical Library
    463. Somerton Library
    464. South Benfleet
    465. South Shields Central Library (2005)
    466. Southampton Central Library
    467. Southminster
    468. Squire Law Library
    469. St Aubyn Library
    470. St George's Library
    471. St Mary Magdalene Academy
    472. St Paul's Library
    473. St Peter's Library
    474. Steyning Library
    475. Stockton Central Library and Customer Service Centre
    476. Stone Library
    477. Stowmarket Library
    478. Stratford Library
    479. Stratford Library (UEL)
    480. Sunderland Library
    481. Sunninghill Library
    482. Sutton Central Library
    483. Swansea Central Library
    484. Swindon Central Library
    485. Swinton Community Library
    486. Swiss Cottage Central Library
    487. Sydney Jones Library
    488. Taunton Library
    489. Tavistock Library and Learning Centre
    490. Taylor Building
    491. Teesside University Library
    492. Templeman Library
    493. Thame Library
    494. Thomas Coogan Library
    495. Thornaby Central Library
    496. Thornhill Lees Library, Information & Children's Centre
    497. Thurles Library
    498. Tickhill Library
    499. Tiverton Library and Learning Centre
    500. Tolworth Community Library
    501. Tory Top Library
    502. Toton Library
    503. Tredegar Library
    504. Treharris Library
    505. Trevithick Library
    506. Tubbercurry Civic Offices and Library
    507. Tullycarnet Library
    508. Tylorstown Library
    509. UCL Cruciform Hub
    510. UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library
    511. UCL Library Services: Language and Speech Science Library
    512. UCL Library Services: Learning Laboratory Phase 1
    513. UCL Library Services: Learning Laboratory Phase 2
    514. UCL Library Services: Main Library North Junction
    515. UCL Library Services: Main Library Phase 1A
    516. UCL Library Services: Main Library Phase 1B
    517. UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
    518. UCL Student Centre
    519. UCLan Library
    520. University of Aberdeen Library
    521. University of Abertay Dundee Library
    522. University of Birmingham Main Library
    523. University of Dundee Main Library
    524. University of Edinburgh Main Library
    525. University of Glasgow Main Library - Levels 2/3 and 12
    526. University of Glasgow Main Library - Levels 4/5
    527. University of Glasgow Main Library - Levels 6/7
    528. University of Glasgow Main Library - Levels 8/9
    529. University of Lincoln Library
    530. University of Northumbria at Newcastle
    531. University of Portsmouth Library
    532. University of Reading Library
    533. University of Roehampton Library
    534. University of Stirling Library
    535. University of Wales, Swansea, Main Library
    536. Upminster Library, Advice & Service Centre
    537. Upper Norwood Joint Library
    538. Urlingford library
    539. Veysey Building, University of Plymouth
    540. Wakefield One
    541. Wallingford Library
    542. Walton Library
    543. Ward End Library
    544. Wath upon Dearne Community Library
    545. Watlington Library
    546. Wavelengths Library
    547. Wavertree Library and One-stop Shop
    548. Wednesfield Community Library
    549. Welshpool Library
    550. Welwyn Garden City Central Library & Information Service
    551. West Kilbride Library
    552. West Norwood Library Centre
    553. Wester Hailes Library
    554. Wexford County Council HQ
    555. Wexford County Library
    556. Whitehaven (Daniel Hay Library)
    557. Wickersley Community Library
    558. Wickham Market Resource Centre
    559. Wicklow County Council Library HQ/Ballywaltrim Branch Library
    560. Widnes Library
    561. Wigston Magna Library
    562. Willenhall Library
    563. William Harley Building/University Library - 1995
    564. William Harley Building/University Library - 1997
    565. William Rowan Hamilton Building
    566. Wing Library
    567. Wokingham Library
    568. Wolverhampton Learning Centre
    569. Wootton Fields Library
    570. Worcester Park Millennium Library
    571. Worksop Public Library
    572. Worle Library
    573. Writtle College Library
    574. Wymondham library
    575. Y Fforwm
    576. Yatton Library
    577. About the database
    578. How to submit or amend a record
    579. Copyright notice
  4. Featured libraries
    1. Oodi: Helsinki Central Library
    2. Waterside Campus, Northampton
    3. The new libraries of Europe
      1. New library buildings in Europe, Freiburg 2016
      2. New library buildings in Europe, Helsinki 2014
      3. New library buildings in Europe, Prague 2012
    4. Hub Kerkrade
    5. The Hive at five
    6. De Krook Library, Ghent
    7. Biblo Tøyen: a library just for kids
    8. The Word, South Shields
    9. University of Roehampton
    10. The National Library of Latvia
    11. University of Bedfordshire
    12. Australia's winning libraries
      1. City of Perth Library
      2. John Phillips Library
      3. Hanly Learning Centre
      4. Arup Library
      5. Geelong Library & Heritage Centre
    13. Calgary Public Library
    14. Idea Store, Watney Market
    15. James B. Hunt Jr. Library
    16. Video gallery
      1. Alan Gilbert Learning Commons
      2. Barking Learning Centre
      3. Bibliotek Tøyen
      4. Bibliothèque Oscar Niemeyer
      5. Bookface Friday
      6. Carterton Community College
      7. Deichman Stovner Library, Oslo
      8. The Diamond, University of Sheffield
      9. Dokk1 Aarhus Public Library, Denmark
      10. EPFL Rolex Learning Centre
      11. Finland has the best libraries
      12. The Forum, Southend-on-Sea
      13. Gifu Library, Japan
      14. Great libraries of China: a film journey
      15. Halifax Central Library, Nova Scotia
      16. The Hive, Worcester (1)
      17. The Hive (2)
      18. The Hive (3)
      19. Hjørring Bibliotek, Denmark
      20. Library of Birmingham
      21. Marsden Library's sensory space
      22. São Paulo Library, Brazil
      23. St Louis Central Public Library
      24. Thurso Library, Highlands
      25. University of Bedfordshire
      26. University of Hull Brynmor Jones Library
      27. University of Roehampton
      28. Weston Library
      29. Willesden Green library
  5. Case studies
    1. Academic libraries
      1. Writtle University College
      2. Canterbury College
      3. University of Bedfordshire
      4. University of West London
      5. St Mary's University Naylor Library
      6. Bournemouth and Poole College
      7. University of Coventry
      8. St Patrick's College, Dublin
      9. Royal College of Nursing
      10. Alan Gilbert Learning Commons
      11. City of Bristol College
    2. Public libraries & archives
      1. Birmingham Children’s Libraries
      2. Chelmsford Library
      3. Woodseats Library, Sheffield
      4. Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub
      5. Sutton Central Library
      6. Moulton Library
      7. The Dales Centre
      8. Edmonton Green Library
      9. Grantown Library, Highland
      10. Wick Library, Highland
      11. Colindale Public Library
      12. Crewe Lifestyle Centre
      13. Denny Library, Falkirk
      14. Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre
      15. Blyth Family History Library
      16. Plymouth Central Library
      17. Greenwich Centre Library
      18. Johnstone Public Library
      19. Palmers Green Library, Enfield
      20. Bromsgrove Library
      21. Billingham Library and Customer Service Centre
      22. Southwater One, Telford
      23. City Library, Bradford
      24. Barrow Central Library
      25. Claude Ramsey Library, Greenwich
      26. Shirley Library
      27. Bullwell and Riverside
      28. Kendal Library
      29. Blackwood and Kirkmuirhill Library
      30. Derbyshire Record Office
      31. Craigmillar Library
      32. Bracknell Library
      33. Bridgeton Library, Glasgow
      34. Wakefield One
      35. Woking Library
      36. Canada Water Library
      37. Dorking Library
      38. Idea Store Watney Market
      39. Chelmsley Wood Library
      40. Milford Haven Library
      41. Oldbury Library, Sandwell
      42. Washington Library
      43. Church Street Library
      44. Ealing Central Library
      45. High Wycombe Library
    3. School libraries
      1. Norwich High School for Girls
      2. Cwm Glas Primary School
      3. Halton Lodge Primary School
      4. Newcastle Prep
      5. Wakefield Girls High School
      6. West Buckland School
      7. Intake Primary School, Doncaster
      8. Carlton Primary School
      9. Henrietta Barnett School
      10. Hurstpierpoint College
      11. Aquinas Sixth Form College
      12. Haltwhistle Primary School
  6. Resources
    1. About libraries
      1. Library organisations
      2. Library journals and news
    2. Related design sites
    3. Resources for library design
      1. Planning and designing libraries
      2. Designing the academic library
      3. Designing the public library
      4. Designing the school library
      5. Libraries and the built environment
      6. Green libraries
      7. Conservation and storage
      8. Technology and digital services
    4. Insights in library design
      1. Spaces for kids
      2. Spaces for learning
      3. Green and sustainable
      4. Public libraries now
      5. Library futures
    5. Reimagining the library
      1. Remodelling libraries (part 1)
      2. Remodelling libraries (part 2)
      3. Digital library spaces
      4. Dementia friendly public spaces
      5. A starter guide to library makerspaces
      6. Merton’s transformation journey
      7. Design innovation in school libraries
      8. Library design awards
      9. Dokk1: Impressions of an impressive library
      10. Designing beautiful data
      11. Designing college libraries for Generation Z
      12. A social hub of information, technology and services
      13. The Library of Birmingham: engaging the community
      14. Rethinking libraries in Surrey
      15. Idea Stores: the next generation
    6. Essential Design Guidelines
      1. Managing a library design project
      2. Planning a library relocation
      3. Designing for good acoustics
      4. Photographing libraries
    7. Free graphic designs
      1. Notices
      2. Posters
  7. Marketplace
    1. Designing, planning, moving
      1. Architects
      2. Interior design
      3. Library signage
      4. Relocation and storage
    2. Furniture and shelving
      1. Library furniture and shelving
      2. Library and archive storage
      3. Contract furniture suppliers
    3. Library technology
      1. Assistive technologies
      2. Library management systems
      3. RFID and security systems
      4. Interactive library technology
    4. Library materials and stock management
      1. Bibliographical services
      2. Conservation and protection
      3. Library suppliers
    5. E-content and digital services
      1. E-content providers
      2. Digitisation and archiving
    6. Library consultancy and training
    7. Sponsors
      1. Bisset Adams
      2. thedesignconcept
      3. FG Library & Learning
    8. Advertisers
      1. BDS
      2. BookSpace
      3. Bruynzeel
      4. Demco Interiors
      5. Ecospace
      6. Harrow Green
      7. Incube Ltd
      8. LapSafe
      9. Opening the Book
      10. Rackline
      11. Telepen
  8. Library news
    1. ALIA Design Award winners
    2. Espoo wins Library of the Year Award
    3. Major library redesign for Curtin University, Perth
    4. Edwinstowe Library
    5. UCL unveils new Student Centre
    6. Library and cinema for West Norwood
    7. A fresh Eye for Suffolk
    8. West Sussex to invest in community hubs
    9. LocHal, the library in a loco shed
    10. Norwegian library wins award
    11. Southwark opens new Grove Vale Library
    12. The library as a public space
    13. 2018 News Archive
      1. Student Gateway refreshed
      2. Creative destruction
      3. Oodi library opens in Helsinki
      4. Calgary's new Central Library
      5. The Luxembourg Learning Centre
      6. Treehouse or amphitheatre?
      7. Christchurch central library opens
      8. Kalk Library Cologne
      9. Taiwan’s impressive libraries
      10. Modernising library spaces
      11. Plans released for the new Dublin City Library
      12. The world's best new library
      13. Helsinki's library of the future
      14. A library under the stars
      15. Renovating a traditional library building
      16. How a corridor became a learning street
      17. Greener libraries worldwide
      18. Merton’s first sensory library
      19. Creating a circular shelving system
      20. Let’s Make makerspaces in Warwickshire
      21. York's new community hub
      22. International Designing Libraries Conference
      23. New library building for Limerick
      24. Notts inspires!
      25. Ireland's public libraries 2022
      26. Help build a library in Nepal
      27. Mind-building in Finland
      28. First library + art museum for Taiwan
      29. New wave of funding for Welsh libraries
      30. Co-creating sixth form study space
      31. National Library of Latvia wins award
      32. Sutton Coldfield library reborn
      33. Essex opens Chelmsford families hub
      34. Libraries need to evolve digitally
      35. Ten public libraries in Belgium
      36. Public Library of the Year Award
      37. Keeping pace with digital
      38. The extraordinary Stovner library
      39. One stop library for Midsomer Norton
      40. Colliers Wood new library opens
      41. Early Carnegie library to be restored
      42. Refurbished library opens in Hexham
    14. 2017 News Archive
      1. Bristol plans new £80m library
      2. Too many libraries?
      3. Families zone for Chelmsford Library
      4. New Royal Holloway library houses 400,000 books
      5. Inspirational refurbishment for Beeston Library
      6. The Book Stop pop-up library
      7. Bisset Adams wins Thamesmead library contest
      8. China's 'giant eye' library opens
      9. Qatar's new National Library opens
      10. Designing academic space that matters
      11. Modern design for Marylebone Library
      12. Transforming the public library
      13. Leiden University's Asian Library
      14. £4.2m refit for Edmonton Green library
      15. Moving Qatar Library into its new home
      16. Inside Halifax Central Library
      17. Final phase complete for Teesside University
      18. A phenomenal first year for The Word
      19. Alvar Aalto library wins architecture prize
      20. National nuclear archive opens in Wick
      21. SLA Inspiration Award - the winners!
      22. A bigger and better library for Battersea
      23. Ealing Central Library to relocate
      24. The library runway for kids
      25. 2017 Library Design Showcase
      26. SLA Inspiration Award shortlist
      27. Halifax opens its new library
      28. The accessible library website
      29. Libraries and makerspaces
      30. More from less in Newcastle relocation
      31. Green Library Award winner
      32. Picture this mobile shelving
      33. Doncaster library plan approved
      34. Aberdeen hub gets go-ahead
      35. Revamp for Walsall Central Library
      36. The self-service device loan revolution
      37. Kingston invests in libraries
      38. Australian Library Design Awards
      39. Awards for Dunfermline library
      40. Competition for Southmere library design
      41. Vibrant new library for Nottingham
      42. £2.7m for Wales
      43. Storyhouse opens
      44. The best of Australian library design
      45. Designing the British Library extension
      46. Library design and the learning experience
      47. Ryerson University’s new Student Learning Centre
      48. A library is a giant toy
      49. New library at the University of Nottingham
      50. Green light for Paisley's High Street library
      51. Culture centre for Conwy
      52. Training rooms in libraries
      53. Refurbishment for the University of Salford
      54. A collective living room
      55. Wandsworth's libraries - bigger and better
      56. Shelving and storage at University of Birmingham
      57. Designing libraries in the 21st century
      58. Heritage preserved in Dartford Library
    15. 2016 News Archive
      1. Library and campus for Malawi
      2. Winning designs for Shanghai's city library
      3. The Hive and Heritage Quay are winning libraries
      4. Inside the Design Library
      5. Libraries are the new tourist attractions
      6. A wider choice for self-service and book-sorting solutions
      7. Designing the Dubai British School
      8. Under one (or another) umbrella
      9. A modernist refurbishment
      10. The Word - design thinking for our time
      11. A green branch for Toronto Public Library
      12. A design-led study hub for Magdalen
      13. University of Birmingham's £44 million new library
      14. Transforming the Bodleian's Weston Library
      15. The Curve opens in Slough
      16. The future of library services
      17. Library and gallery for Haverfordwest
      18. A library for connection and creative discovery
      19. Wandsworth's libraries after outsourcing
      20. Libraries feature in RIBA awards
      21. University of Glasgow library refurbishment complete
      22. Unique infill project for the National Library of Wales
      23. The microlibrary made from ice cream buckets
      24. Crewe's £15m Lifestyle Centre creates waves
      25. Reshaping the future library
      26. Consultants appointed to design County Library
      27. An eye for China
      28. Next phase for Reading underway
      29. Modernisation at Ebbw Vale Library
      30. Hebburn Central a success
      31. An innovative library space for kids
      32. What will a library be tomorrow?
      33. Living in a material world
      34. IFLA Green Library Award winner announced
      35. SCONUL Design Awards shortlist announced
      36. School library design can improve education
      37. Arcadia gets the 'Manchester Look'
      38. SLA Inspiration Award
      39. Library building awards
      40. Lancaster's new shelving
      41. Visualising library enquiries
      42. £2.3m for Welsh libraries
      43. Architect Zaha Hadid dies
      44. Science Museum opens new Research Centre and Library
      45. New library for Holborn
      46. Integrated library, theatre and cinema for Chester
      47. A tale of two Sydneys
      48. Restoring the world's oldest library
      49. Idea Stores - still thriving
      50. Lancaster University Library remodelled
      51. IFLA Green Library Award 2016
      52. Dubai to build book-shaped library
      53. New library wing for Essex University
      54. Spring opening for Bicester's new library
      55. Storing a fine art collection
      56. The Core, Solihull - opening soon!
      57. David Cameron opens school library
    16. 2015 News Archive
      1. SCONUL 2016 Library Design Awards
      2. A space for reading
      3. Hull library transformation now complete
      4. Major upgrade for college library
      5. Post-occupancy evaluation of library buildings
      6. Warrington plans £5m heritage hub
      7. Library extension built from railway sleepers
      8. School library redesign wins readers
      9. What libraries should look like…
      10. Scottish Poetry Library reopens
      11. Winners of the SLA Inspiration Award announced
      12. Library and cultural hub wins design award
      13. Mecanoo to lead renovation of New York Public Library
      14. Herning Public Library wins best renovation prize
      15. Edinburgh in for design award
      16. Willesden Green library opens
      17. New town centre library for Stafford
      18. Herefordshire Archive opens with new racking solution
      19. Calculating the growth of collections and spaces
      20. Library Design Showcase
      21. The reading dome
      22. Post-war public library buildings listed
      23. The best new public library in the world
      24. Medical library opens without books
      25. Scandinavia's largest library
      26. Leeds Laidlaw Library opens
      27. School library Inspiration Award 2015 shortlist
      28. The achievements of Australia's public libraries
      29. Libraries without walls
      30. New Plymouth Central Library
      31. A bright and happy library
      32. Public library with indoor garden
      33. Pork Pie library reopens
      34. Billingham Library gets building excellence award
      35. Canadian public library wins building award
      36. Rethinking the staff workplace
      37. Steel-clad library for Oxford college
      38. Fiction library for primary school
      39. The library on the beach
      40. Northants library opens in community hub
      41. Library wins Development of the Year award
      42. Libraries as the 'third place'
      43. Reinventing the modern library
      44. Public Library of the Year Award
      45. China Centre gets new mobile shelving
      46. Refurbishment for French Institute
      47. Wakefield's dementia-friendly library
      48. Archive is a gateway to history
      49. Bodleian's Weston Library opens
      50. Library and community hub for South Tyneside
      51. The new libraries of Singapore
      52. Mapping mobile shelving in Liverpool
      53. The Word is out in South Shields
      54. A strategic vision for library and learning spaces
      55. Learning Spaces database released
      56. New library opens in Milton Keynes
      57. Barnsley's Central Library design unveiled
      58. Construction starts on new Engineering and Science Library
      59. School libraries as hubs of learning
      60. Design thinking toolkit for libraries
      61. Designing shelving for access
      62. Billingham library opens
    17. 2014 News Archive
      1. Students at the heart of new library
      2. Libraries out of a box
      3. The new libraries of Europe
      4. Black shelving for 'raw' University of Greenwich library
      5. Funky, bright and imaginative
      6. Refurbishment for Abingdon Campus
      7. Designing the National Library of Israel
      8. Self-service hits the streets of Portsmouth
      9. New mobile and static shelving for Institute library
      10. Modernism prize for restored Alvar Aalto library
      11. Inspiring the school library
      12. Fresh layout for Lincoln College
      13. Child's play at the Pinch
      14. Library and media centre for South Shields
      15. Libraries are always in the news
      16. A library of things
      17. Peters in the Caribbean
      18. Inside Calgary's new Central Library
      19. Public Library of the Year Award
      20. Why didn't anyone tell me?
      21. Library futures and trends
      22. The rise of the bookless library
      23. Designing a library for changing needs
      24. Building of Cambridge University Library in pictures
      25. New home for Black Cultural Archives
      26. Regeneration project for Lancaster University Library
      27. 20 years of innovation in library design
      28. 20,000 metres of shelving for new library
      29. Primary school library design for beginners
      30. Libraries at a tipping point
      31. The new learning commons
      32. Library design - what do you think?
      33. Wayfinding in Vancouver
      34. Be Inspired! SLA Inspiration Award shortlist announced
      35. The sustainable library
      36. What does it mean to build a library in Iraq?
      37. Two tier high capacity mobile shelving
      38. School library is a star
      39. Next generation learning commons
      40. Redesigned Exeter Central Library opens
      41. Borrow a robot
      42. A vision for the University of Birmingham
      43. New framework for Welsh Public Library Standards
      44. Lenny Henry opens Dudley's new archives
      45. The state of America's libraries
      46. Eye-popping library for Halifax, Nova Scotia
      47. Further funding for Welsh libraries
      48. Hunt Library wins top design award
      49. Glass end-panel shelving for medical library
      50. Manchester Central Library reopens
      51. So much has changed in libraries...
      52. Shipping container solution for library
      53. The Murray Library refurbishment
      54. New East Ham library opens
      55. Inspired library design
      56. Library and bookshop combined in Mexico City
      57. Design and build contract for Luton campus library
      58. New £12m Marylebone library approved
      59. Static and mobile shelving for Brynmor Jones Library
      60. Tender issued for Welsh LMS
      61. Library and Heritage Centre will be a landmark
      62. Open all hours
    18. 2013 News Archive
      1. Top ten libraries of 2013
      2. Makerspaces in libraries
      3. Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century
      4. Design winner announced for new city library in China
      5. A model programme for public libraries
      6. Building award for Liverpool Central Library
      7. Castleford new library to open
      8. Designed for quiet study
      9. New roles for libraries in Korea
      10. Integrating new and old in library design
      11. Graphic identity for Copenhagen children's library
      12. Awards for academic library design
      13. The university library of the future
      14. ALA ahead of the game
      15. Happy ending for award-winning college library
      16. Libraries as community hubs
      17. Transforming Ireland's libraries
      18. The Forum, Southend, opens
      19. Dublin library open for all
      20. Libraries - a formula for change
      21. Library extension for Oriel College, Oxford
      22. The new Library of Birmingham
      23. 2013 Library Design Showcase
      24. Refurbishment for Edinburgh Central Library
      25. Shaping the future of learning
      26. University of Kent, Templeman Library development
      27. The Royal College of Nursing's new library
      28. Creating the library of the future
      29. Cambridge University Library launches design competition
      30. The new Watney Market Idea Store
      31. University library buildings
      32. Creative Library, Community Library
      33. Birmingham - goodbye and hello!
      34. Baghdad's new public library
      35. Books and library furniture - all in one place
      36. Winning design for Helsinki announced
      37. Modernisation programme for Sunderland's libraries
      38. Southwark to build new library in Camberwell
      39. Students praise learning spaces at Wakefield College
      40. Plans unveiled for Halifax library
      41. Library Building Awards announced
      42. Evaluating library buildings
      43. New library for Bradford city centre
      44. Contemporary Library Architecture
      45. Coventry Central Library reopens
      46. New Liverpool Central Library opens
      47. Green building award for Bradford
      48. Enter the SCONUL Library Design Awards
      49. Refurbishment of Blackburn Central Library begins
      50. Exeter's new central library development
      51. New look library for Christchurch
      52. Modernisation plan for Bury's libraries
      53. Funding boosts new library developments in Wales
      54. Hammersmith Library set for £2m upgrade
      55. New library built from shipping containers
      56. Dublin Central Library relocation planned
      57. Bristol's Junction 3 library opens
      58. Atkinson Centre library opens in Southport
      59. Library to be built in Wallsend retail centre
      60. Dorchester library refurbishment begins
      61. New library for Finchley housing development
      62. SLA Library Design Awards shortlist announced
      63. New libraries, new spaces - for young and old
      64. £37m campus library for Birmingham University
      65. RFID for the Royal College of Nursing
      66. University of Hull releases first transformation images
      67. New library opens in Derby
      68. Refurbishment for Carnegie library
      69. The library under the garden
      70. New library for Square Mile
      71. New £27.5m library for University of Leeds
      72. Library users say they need quiet libraries
      73. Kids allowed
      74. New libraries, new directions
      75. Library book vending machine for Warwickshire
      76. Helsinki University Library: vision, design, collaboration
      77. Work starts on new Totnes library
      78. Library users pitch for their ideal library
      79. Take the library design survey
      80. More services for libraries on the move
      81. First bookless public library to open this year
      82. Work nears completion on Liverpool Central Library
      83. Rotterdam Central Library gets its own 'hive'
    19. 2012 News Archive
      1. New York Public Library plans unveiled
      2. Bromsgrove library to move to community facility
      3. £1.6m Lottery grant to fund new home for York archive
      4. New wing, new name for Durham University library
      5. The year in architecture 2012
      6. Pembrokeshire library and archives on the move
      7. Learning resource centres to benefit from government funding
      8. Making marketing work in libraries
      9. Green library for Nottingham Trent University
      10. Wakefield One - aspiring and inspiring
      11. Forster Ecospace awarded Bodleian contract
      12. Bold designs for York's new archive facility
      13. How to photograph your library
      14. The Hive - managing the new facility
      15. Aberdeen University Library
      16. New public library designed as a mountain of books
      17. Library interior design winners profiled
      18. The Duston School wins SLA Library Design Award
      19. Organic design concept for new Chinese library
      20. New Weston library opens in Town Hall hub
      21. How library spaces are changing
      22. University of Essex to expand library
      23. The designed librarian
      24. Liverpool Central Library reaches a new height
      25. Shops for libraries
      26. IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment newsletter
      27. York University Learning Commons, Toronto, Canada
      28. Manchester Central Library takes shape
      29. Better together - the potential of library partnerships
      30. Children's library and discovery centre
      31. Managing a successful library design project
      32. Self-service libraries in China
      33. Libraries in repurposed buildings
      34. The bookless library
      35. Lancashire to make £3m investment in libraries
      36. The Queen and the Hive
      37. The Passmore Edwards Centre opens
      38. New ISO standard for library buildings
      39. Lending laptops in libraries
      40. The library as an inventive space
      41. New library for BFI Southbank
      42. School Library Design Award finalists announced
      43. The library design test kitchen
      44. Bisset Adams to design Monza library
      45. JB Morrell Library reopens
      46. Durham University Library on the move
      47. Think services, not buildings
      48. Work starts on Leicestershire's biggest library
      49. World's first green library for kids
      50. The Hive scoops national sustainability award
      51. But is it art?
      52. Library of Birmingham building project changing lives
      53. Library shelving system for Library of Birmingham
      54. The Hive to open July
      55. Kent History and Library Centre opens for business
      56. Big screen collaboration hits academic libraries
      57. Library design and architecture 2012
      58. The Link opens doors for the community
      59. Library design around the world
      60. University of Exeter library to open in May
      61. New library for Wiltshire
      62. Dudley Libraries team wins EDGE award
      63. Library design showcase 2012
      64. Designing Libraries gets its own makeover
      65. City library to move to Wakefield One
      66. A Nimble way to read
      67. Llanelli Library reopens after £3.8m refurbishment
      68. New libraries added to the database
      69. The new landmark libraries
      70. Cool campus at Central St Martins
      71. New Hackney library for Dalston
      72. Learning commons at Croydon College
      73. University of Aberdeen Library
      74. Canada Water Library
    20. 2011 News Archive
      1. A library for bike and book lovers
      2. New Norwegian library designed as an inviting space
      3. That circulation desk
      4. Palace Cinema reopens as library
      5. Learning commons space for University of Northampton
      6. Upgrade for Blackpool Library
      7. The new Stuttgart City Library
      8. Green library in a simple box
      9. Library of the future, now
      10. China's Liyuan library 'made of sticks'
      11. Libraries in the digital age
      12. SLA Library Design Award winner
      13. Impressive public architecture
      14. School libraries transformed by technology
      15. Download free books with this app
      16. Redevelopment of Elmer Square
      17. New library for Southsea
      18. Walsall installs RFID
      19. Callaghan Library for Ruskin College
      20. Self-service units for Woolwich
      21. D-Tech wins Blackpool tender
      22. Pods for hire at Northampton Library
      23. New step-by-step guide to planning a library relocation
      24. Cowbridge Library designed for changing times
      25. Royal opening of university library
      26. Refurbished Cardiff library reopens
      27. £157k Briercliffe Library revamp begins
      28. £1.9m refurbishment for Stockton library
      29. Swindon library gets fire safety upgrade
      30. Watford's winning college campus
      31. Rye Library opens in old Woolworth store
      32. Bridgend library relocation
      33. Award winning library
      34. New campus with 5 storey library in Edinburgh
      35. Next phase for Wolverhampton Central Library
      36. Didsbury Library set for overhaul
    21. 2010 News Archive
      1. Rickley Park School Library
      2. Library of Birmingham images
      3. New Brunel library opens in Bristol
      4. Library Design Awards 2010
      5. Greenest UK building officially opened
      6. Heritage library refurbishment in Llanelli
      7. Grant for National University of Ireland Library
      8. Official opening of new Antrim Library
      9. Sustainability award for McClay Library
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