Libraries and Learning Resource Centres is a comprehensive reference text examining the changing role and design of library buildings. Critical evaluations of international case studies demonstrate the principles of library design.
Available for the first time in full colour, the second edition of the work focuses particularly on the important question of access and design in public libraries. Updated case studies and technical data allow the professional architect to use the book directly in planning library projects.
Providing guidance on balancing the needs of the collection and the user, Libraries and Learning Resource Centres will be of value to all professional architects involved in library planning.
Table of Contents
Part One: The History of the Library; 1. History: form and meaning in library design. Part Two: Planning the library; 2. Location and site factors, 3. Planning the library, 4. Space design. Part Three: Technical issues; 5. Impact of new technology, 6. Technical factors and engineering design, 7. Refurbishment, 8. Furniture and shelving design. Part Four: Library types; 9. The national library, 10. The public library, 11. The university library, 12. The Specialist Library. Part Five: Speculations; 13. The future