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Library Design featured in the latest Sep/Oct 2014 issue American Libraries

H.Y.P.E(Helping Young People Excel) at the Detroit Public Library Teen Center. A creative space for young adult readers.

E(Helping Young People Excel) at the Detroit Public Library Teen Center. A creative space for young adult readers.

建築事務所MVRDV在荷蘭鹿特丹附近的Spijkenisse廣場設計了這個宏偉的書山圖書館(Book Mountain Library),五層高的山式書架結構由一條480米長的路徑連環相扣,掩映在金字塔般的玻璃外殼下。螺旋式的樓梯和走廊為讀者提供了一個如冒險旅程般的閱讀體驗,你可以從首層開始、邊走邊看,直到抵達頂層的閱讀室,在這裡放鬆的坐下來,享受咖啡和眺望令人驚嘆的荷蘭小鎮全景。

'Book Mountain + Library Quarter' by MVRDV, Spijkenisse, The Netherlands __ a reading room and cafe are positioned at the peak image © jeroen musch

How can libraries use social media?

The Social Library: How Public Libraries Are Using Social Media

The Social Library : How Public Libraries Are Using Social Media / Richard Macmanus Watson

A proposal for the future of New York City's libraries. The traditional image of the library as a quiet repository for the written word is less true today  - Arguably, libraries have never been merely homes for books, but carry with them an aura of intellectualism that reflexively expands. Today, libraries fulfill myriad roles: community hubs, depositories for local resources, information, creativity and more

Imagining the Design of the Library That Does Everything

My Learning Commons Redo

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Beautiful learning commons - love all the variety in research areas - great balance between group and individual spaces - AHS Potter Library

Before you renovate: check out Anne Weaver’s Potter Library renovation journey — NeverEndingSearch

This school library in PS 69 in the Bronx is bright with lots of natural light and vivid colors throughout. The tables in the center are great for group work and the computers along the windows can be used during instruction or as individual work spaces.

Students must pass through the library to access the building via the main entrance. (Divine Design: How to create the century school library of your dreams)

What BYOT Looks Like  Library: Student Free Time in the Library

Explanation on how foot traffic can be used to drive a simple library re-design.