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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. Carndonagh Community Library
    110. Cashel Library
    111. Castle Vale Community and College Library
    112. Cathays Library
    113. Causewayside Building
    114. Central Campus Library (Phase 1)
    115. Central Campus Library (Phase 2)
    116. Chard Library
    117. Chatham Library
    118. Cheam Library
    119. Chelsea College of Art & Design Library
    120. Cheltenham Library
    121. Chester Road Library
    122. Chesterfield Library
    123. Chipping Ongar Library
    124. Church Street Library
    125. Cirencester Library
    126. City Campus Library, Glasgow
    127. City Campus Library, Northumbria University
    128. City Library, Manchester
    129. Civic Quarter Library
    130. Clapham Library
    131. Clapton Library
    132. Cleadon Park Library
    133. Clifton Campus
    134. Clifton Library
    135. Clydach Library
    136. Coach Lane Library
    137. Coalville Library
    138. Coleraine Learning Resource Centre
    139. College of Art Library
    140. Colwyn Bay Library
    141. Connah's Quay Library and Learning Centre
    142. Cookham Library
    143. Cootehill Public Library and Arts Centre
    144. Cottingham Library
    145. Cox Green Library
    146. Craiglockhart Library
    147. Crawley Library
    148. Crediton Library
    149. Cricklade Library
    150. Cripps Library
    151. Croydon Central Library
    152. Cudworth Centre of Excellence
    153. Currie Library
    154. Dalgety Bay
    155. Dalston CLR James Library and Archives
    156. Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll Centre
    157. Dartmouth Library
    158. Dartmouth Library (Refurbishment)
    159. Datchet Library
    160. David Wilson Library
    161. Dawlish Library
    162. Dereham Library
    163. Diamond (The)
    164. Dickens Heath Library
    165. Docklands Library and Learning Centre
    166. Dorking Library
    167. Downham Library
    168. Driffield Library
    169. Drill Hall Library
    170. Drumbrae Library and Day Care Centre
    171. Dundee Central Library
    172. Dungarvan Central Library
    173. Dunshaughlin Branch Library
    174. Durham Clayport Library
    175. Dursley Library
    176. Earl Shilton Library
    177. East Block
    178. East Boldon Library
    179. East City Library
    180. East Sheen library
    181. Ebbw Vale Library
    182. Eddie Davies Library
    183. Edward Boyle Library Learning Centre
    184. Ellesmere Library
    185. Ellesmere Port Library
    186. Enfield Town Library
    187. Enniscorthy Public Library
    188. Epsom Library (The Ebbisham Centre)
    189. Eton Wick Library
    190. European Resource Centre
    191. Evesham Library
    192. Exmouth Campus Library
    193. ExploreMusic
    194. Faculty of Management and Library (Garthdee Library)
    195. Fairwater Library
    196. Fareham Library
    197. Felixstowe Library
    198. Ferguslie Park Community Library
    199. Firth Park Library
    200. Fishguard Library
    201. Fleet Library
    202. Foleshill Community Library
    203. Folkestone Library
    204. For All Healthy Living Centre Community Library
    205. Fore Street Library
    206. Forest Hill Library
    207. Forum
    208. Forum:Southend on Sea
    209. Fosterhill Premises
    210. Garw Valley Life Centre
    211. Gateshead Central Library
    212. George Edwards Library
    213. Girton College Library
    214. Glenfield Library
    215. Gorbals Library and Real Learning Centre
    216. Gorey Public Library
    217. Gorseinon Library
    218. Grays Library, Thameside Centre
    219. Great Cornard Library
    220. Great Shelford Library
    221. Guisborough Library
    222. Handsworth Library
    223. Harborne Library
    224. Harpenden Library
    225. Harrow LRC
    226. Hartley Library
    227. Hatfield de Havilland Campus Learning Resources Centre
    228. Hatfield Library
    229. Haydock Library
    230. Hayridge (The)
    231. Headingley Library
    232. Headington Library
    233. Heaton Moor Library
    234. Hebburn Library
    235. Hemel Hempstead Temporary Library
    236. Hendon Library
    237. Hertford Library
    238. Hertfordshire Performing Arts Library
    239. Hetton Centre Library and Electronic Village Hall
    240. High Heaton Community Library
    241. High Wycombe Library
    242. Hinckley Library
    243. Hive (The)
    244. Hobs Moat Library
    245. Holywood Arches
    246. Hook and Chessington Library
    247. Horsforth Library and Mechanics' Institute
    248. Horsley Library
    249. Hoyland Centre
    250. Hugh Owen Library
    251. Hull History Centre
    252. Hungerford Library
    253. Huntingdon Library and Archives
    254. Huthwaite Library
    255. Huyton Library
    256. Idea Store, Bow
    257. Idea Store, Canary Wharf
    258. Idea Store, Chrisp Street
    259. Idea Store, Whitechapel
    260. Ilfracombe Library
    261. Imperial College Central Library
    262. Information Commons
    263. Irvinestown Library
    264. J.B. Morrell Library
    265. J.B.Priestley Library
    266. John Paul II Library
    267. Johnston Central Library & Farnham Centre
    268. Jubilee Library
    269. Keele Information Services
    270. Kenrick Library
    271. Kepplestone Premises
    272. Kerry County Library HQ/ Tralee Branch Library
    273. Kidderminster
    274. Kilbeggan Civic Offices and Library
    275. Kilfinaghty Public Library
    276. Killay Library
    277. Kimberlin Library extension
    278. Kimberlin Library refurbishment
    279. King Cross Library
    280. Kings Norton Library
    281. Kingsbury Library Plus
    282. Kinson Library
    283. Kirby Muxloe Library
    284. Kirkby Library
    285. Knowle Library
    286. Knutsford Library
    287. Ladybrook Library
    288. Lanchester Library
    289. Larbert Library
    290. Law Building
    291. Leam Lane Library
    292. Leamington Spa Library
    293. Learning Centre, Holloway Road
    294. Learning Centre, Holloway Road (2016)
    295. Learning Centre, Leeds Metropolitan
    296. Learning Centre, North London
    297. Learning Centre, University of Derby
    298. Learning Gateway
    299. Learning Resource Centre - Barking Campus
    300. Learning Resource Centre, Queen Margaret
    301. Learning Resource Centre, Teesside University
    302. Learning Resource Centre, Thames Valley
    303. Learning Resources Centre, Hatfield
    304. Learning Resources Centre, Kingston
    305. Learning Resources Centre, Luton
    306. Learning Resources Centre, Roehampton
    307. Learning Zone
    308. Leatherhead Library
    309. Leek Library
    310. Letterkenny Central Library & Arts Centre
    311. Lewes Library
    312. Library & Information Centre, Swansea
    313. Library and Information Services, Newport
    314. Library and Learning Centre, University of Bath
    315. Library Information and Learning Resource Centre
    316. Library Newland Park
    317. Library Research Annexe, University of Glasgow
    318. Library, University of Sussex
    319. Lincoln Central Library
    320. Linton Library
    321. Listowel Library
    322. Littleport Library and Learning Centre
    323. Llandeilo Library
    324. Llandovery Library
    325. Llandudno library
    326. LLyfrgell Amlwch Library
    327. Llyfrgell Beaumaris Library
    328. Lochthorn Library
    329. London Southbank University LRC
    330. Long Eaton Library
    331. Longlevens Library
    332. Longsight Library & Learning Centre
    333. Loughborough Library
    334. Lowestoft Library and Record Office
    335. Ludlow Library and Museum Resource Centre
    336. Luton Central Library and Learning Centre
    337. Lydd Community Library
    338. Lymm Community Library
    339. Lynemouth Library
    340. Macroom Library
    341. Magee Learning Resource Centre
    342. Magherafelt Library
    343. Malet Street Library
    344. Malvern Library
    345. Manor House
    346. March Library and Learning Centre
    347. Markfield Library
    348. Marsh Farm Library
    349. Marston Green Library
    350. Marton Library
    351. Mary Seacole Library
    352. Marylebone Campus Library
    353. Maughan Library & Information Services Centre
    354. McClay Library
    355. Meadowbank Library
    356. Measham Library
    357. Medical School Library
    358. Merchiston Library
    359. Merthyr Tydfil Central Library
    360. Middleton Circle Library
    361. Milford Community Library
    362. Milford Haven Library
    363. Milton Keynes Central Library
    364. Milton Keynes Central Library foyer
    365. Minster Library and Neighbourhood Centre
    366. Morpeth Library
    367. Morriston Library
    368. Moss Side Powerhouse Library
    369. Mountbatten Library
    370. Mountsorrel Library and Learning Centre
    371. Mowbray Gardens Community Library
    372. Muirhouse Library
    373. Murray Library
    374. Nelson Library and Learning Centre
    375. Nenagh Public Library
    376. New Ash Green Library
    377. Newbury Library
    378. Newcastle City Library
    379. Nightingale Centre
    380. Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
    381. North and South Courts
    382. North City Library
    383. Nottingham Central Library
    384. Oadby Library
    385. Oakmere Library
    386. Old Library, Trinity College Dublin
    387. Old Library, University of Exeter
    388. Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre
    389. Open University Library
    390. Oranmore Library / Leabharlann Oran Moir
    391. Osmondthorpe Library
    392. Oswestry Library
    393. Otley Library and Tourist Information Centre
    394. Ottery St Mary Library & Information Centre
    395. Oxhey Library
    396. Oxstalls Learning Centre
    397. Oystermouth Library
    398. Page Moss Library
    399. Papworth Everard Library
    400. Parklands Community Library
    401. Passmore Edwards Centre
    402. Paul Hamlyn Learning Resource Centre
    403. Paulton Hub
    404. Peckham Library
    405. Pengam Library
    406. Penylan Library and Community Centre
    407. Perry Library
    408. Phillips Building
    409. Plymouth Library
    410. Plymstock Library
    411. Pontarddulais Library
    412. Port Glasgow Library
    413. Port Talbot Aberafan Library
    414. Portland Underhill Library
    415. Portlaoise Branch Library
    416. Precinct Library
    417. Preclinical Sciences Library - Teaching & Learning Resource Centre
    418. Prestonpans Library
    419. Putney Library
    420. Putney Road Store
    421. Queen Margaret University
    422. Queen's Park Library
    423. Radmoor Road Library
    424. Rainbow Library
    425. Ratby Library
    426. Raymond Burton Library for Humanities Research
    427. RCSI Beaumont Library
    428. RCSI Library
    429. RCSI Mercer Library
    430. Real@Caledonian - The Learning Cafe
    431. Redditch Library
    432. Regent Campus Library
    433. Rhydyfelin library
    434. Rhymney Library
    435. Risca Palace Library and Customer Service Centre
    436. Robinson Library
    437. Roscommon County Library
    438. Rothertham Building
    439. Royston Library
    440. Rugby Library
    441. Saltire Centre
    442. Samuel Fox House
    443. Sandbach Library
    444. Sandhill Centre Library and Electronic Village Hall
    445. Santry Book Repositry
    446. Sarn Library
    447. School of Jewellery
    448. Scunthorpe Central Library
    449. Seamus Heaney Library
    450. Shard (The)
    451. Sheppard Library
    452. Shepshed Library
    453. Shirley Library and Housing Office
    454. Shropshire Learning Centre
    455. Sidcup Library
    456. Sighthill LRC
    457. Simpson Pavilion
    458. Sir Derek Birley Learning Resource Centre
    459. Sir Michael Cobham Library
    460. Sir Thomas Stearne Medical Library
    461. Somerton Library
    462. South Benfleet
    463. South Shields Central Library (2005)
    464. Southampton Central Library
    465. Southminster
    466. Squire Law Library
    467. St Aubyn Library
    468. St George's Library
    469. St Mary Magdalene Academy
    470. St Paul's Library
    471. St Peter's Library
    472. Steyning Library
    473. Stockton Central Library and Customer Service Centre
    474. Stone Library
    475. Stowmarket Library
    476. Stratford Library
    477. Stratford Library (UEL)
    478. Sunderland Library
    479. Sunninghill Library
    480. Sutton Central Library
    481. Swansea Central Library
    482. Swindon Central Library
    483. Swinton Community Library
    484. Swiss Cottage Central Library
    485. Sydney Jones Library
    486. Taunton Library
    487. Tavistock Library and Learning Centre
    488. Taylor Building
    489. Templeman Library
    490. Thame Library
    491. Thomas Coogan Library
    492. Thornaby Central Library
    493. Thornhill Lees Library, Information & Children's Centre
    494. Thurles Library
    495. Tickhill Library
    496. Tiverton Library and Learning Centre
    497. Tolworth Community Library
    498. Tory Top Library
    499. Toton Library
    500. Tredegar Library
    501. Treharris Library
    502. Trevithick Library
    503. Tubbercurry Civic Offices and Library
    504. Tullycarnet Library
    505. Tylorstown Library
    506. UCL Cruciform Hub
    507. UCL Library Services: Language and Speech Science Library
    508. UCL Library Services: Learning Laboratory Phase 1
    509. UCL Library Services: Learning Laboratory Phase 2
    510. UCL Library Services: Main Library North Junction
    511. UCL Library Services: Main Library Phase 1A
    512. UCL Library Services: Main Library Phase 1B
    513. UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
    514. UCLan Library
    515. University of Aberdeen Library
    516. University of Abertay Dundee Library
    517. University of Birmingham Main Library
    518. University of Dundee Main Library
    519. University of Edinburgh Main Library
    520. University of Glasgow Main Library - Levels 2/3 and 12
    521. University of Glasgow Main Library - Levels 4/5
    522. University of Glasgow Main Library - Levels 6/7
    523. University of Glasgow Main Library - Levels 8/9
    524. University of Lincoln Library
    525. University of Northumbria at Newcastle
    526. University of Portsmouth Library
    527. University of Reading Library
    528. University of Stirling Library
    529. University of Wales, Swansea, Main Library
    530. Upminster Library, Advice & Service Centre
    531. Upper Norwood Joint Library
    532. Urlingford library
    533. Veysey Building, University of Plymouth
    534. Wakefield One
    535. Wallingford Library
    536. Walton Library
    537. Ward End Library
    538. Wath upon Dearne Community Library
    539. Watlington Library
    540. Wavelengths Library
    541. Wavertree Library and One-stop Shop
    542. Wednesfield Community Library
    543. Welshpool Library
    544. Welwyn Garden City Central Library & Information Service
    545. West Kilbride Library
    546. West Norwood Library Centre
    547. Wester Hailes Library
    548. Wexford County Council HQ
    549. Wexford County Library
    550. Whitehaven (Daniel Hay Library)
    551. Wickersley Community Library
    552. Wickham Market Resource Centre
    553. Wicklow County Council Library HQ/Ballywaltrim Branch Library
    554. Widnes Library
    555. Wigston Magna Library
    556. Willenhall Library
    557. William Harley Building/University Library - 1995
    558. William Harley Building/University Library - 1997
    559. William Rowan Hamilton Building
    560. Wing Library
    561. Wokingham Library
    562. Wolverhampton Learning Centre
    563. Wootton Fields Library
    564. Worcester Park Millennium Library
    565. Worksop Public Library
    566. Worle Library
    567. Writtle College Library
    568. Wymondham library
    569. Yatton Library
    570. About the database
    571. How to submit or amend a record
    572. Copyright notice
  4. Featured libraries
    1. Hub Kerkrade
    2. The Hive at five
    3. The National Library of Latvia
    4. University of Bedfordshire
    5. The Word, South Shields
    6. Biblo Tøyen: a library just for kids
    7. De Krook Library, Ghent
    8. 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
    9. Calgary Public Library
    10. James B. Hunt Jr. Library
    11. Idea Store, Watney Market
    12. 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. Weston Library
      28. Willesden Green library
  5. Case studies
    1. Academic libraries
      1. Alan Gilbert Learning Commons
      2. Bournemouth and Poole College
      3. Central St Martins
      4. City of Bristol College
      5. Croydon College
      6. David Wilson Library
      7. Epping Forest College
      8. John Rylands Library
      9. Laidlaw Library, University of Leeds
      10. Lancaster University
      11. Royal College of Nursing
      12. Royal College of Surgeons
      13. St Mary's University Naylor Library
      14. St Patrick's College, Dublin
      15. University of Bedfordshire
      16. University of Coventry
      17. University of Northampton
      18. University of West London
    2. Public libraries & archives
      1. Barrow Central Library
      2. Billingham Library and Customer Service Centre
      3. Blackwood and Kirkmuirhill Library
      4. Blyth Family History Library
      5. Bracknell Library
      6. Bridgeton Library, Glasgow
      7. Bromsgrove Library
      8. Bullwell and Riverside
      9. Canada Water Library
      10. Chelmsley Wood Library
      11. Church Street Library
      12. City Library, Bradford
      13. Claude Ramsey Library, Greenwich
      14. Colindale Public Library
      15. Coventry History Centre
      16. Craigmillar Library
      17. Crewe Lifestyle Centre
      18. Dales Centre
      19. Denny Library, Falkirk
      20. Derbyshire Record Office
      21. Dorking Library
      22. Ealing Central Library
      23. Edmonton Green Library
      24. Forum, Southend
      25. Grantown Library, Highland
      26. Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub
      27. Greenwich Centre Library
      28. Gwent Archives
      29. High Wycombe Library
      30. Hull History Centre
      31. Idea Store Watney Market
      32. Johnstone Public Library
      33. Kendal Library
      34. Kent History and Library Centre
      35. Kingston Library, Milton Keynes
      36. Library of Birmingham
      37. Manchester Central Library
      38. Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre
      39. Milford Haven Library
      40. Moulton Library
      41. National Railway Museum Archives
      42. Oldbury Library, Sandwell
      43. Palmers Green Library, Enfield
      44. Plymouth Central Library
      45. Powerhouse, Manchester
      46. Shirley Library
      47. Southwater One, Telford
      48. Sutton Central Library
      49. Wakefield One
      50. Washington Library
      51. Wick Library, Highland
      52. Wigan Life Centre
      53. Woking Library
    3. School libraries
      1. All Saints Junior School
      2. Aquinas Sixth Form College
      3. Carlton Primary School
      4. Duston School
      5. Haltwhistle Primary School
      6. Henrietta Barnett School
      7. Hurstpierpoint College
      8. Intake Primary School, Doncaster
      9. Miriam Lord School
      10. St Augustine's Catholic Primary School
      11. Wakefield Girls High School
      12. West Buckland 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. Demco Interiors
      3. thedesignconcept
      4. FG Library & Learning
      5. Harrow Green
    8. Advertisers
      1. BDS
      2. BookSpace
      3. Bruynzeel
      4. Ecospace
      5. Gresswell
      6. Incube Ltd
      7. LapSafe
      8. Opening the Book
      9. Peters
      10. Rackline
      11. Specialised Movers
      12. Telepen
  8. Library news
    1. Modernising library spaces
    2. Plans released for the new Dublin City Library
    3. The world's best new library
    4. Helsinki's library of the future
    5. A library under the stars
    6. Renovating a traditional library building
    7. How a corridor became a learning street
    8. Greener libraries worldwide
    9. Merton’s first sensory library
    10. Creating a circular shelving system
    11. Let’s Make makerspaces in Warwickshire
    12. York's new community hub
    13. International Designing Libraries Conference
    14. New library building for Limerick
    15. Notts inspires!
    16. Ireland's public libraries 2022
    17. Help build a library in Nepal
    18. Mind-building in Finland
    19. First library + art museum for Taiwan
    20. New wave of funding for Welsh libraries
    21. Co-creating sixth form study space
    22. National Library of Latvia wins award
    23. Sutton Coldfield library reborn
    24. Essex opens Chelmsford families hub
    25. Libraries need to evolve digitally
    26. Ten public libraries in Belgium
    27. Public Library of the Year Award
    28. Keeping pace with digital
    29. The extraordinary Stovner library
    30. One stop library for Midsomer Norton
    31. Colliers Wood new library opens
    32. Early Carnegie library to be restored
    33. Refurbished library opens in Hexham
    34. 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
    35. 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
    36. 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
    37. 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
    38. 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'
    39. 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
    40. 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
    41. 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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