Discussion topic: Library Spaces

A few years ago we asked our community to think about, share and discuss library spaces they love. This time around we would like you to think about the way our library spaces are used – library design for function rather than for beauty or grandeur (although those things are important too). The use of […]

Diverse communities: library spaces

Inevitably when writing a series of articles about libraries and diverse communities, some of the posts will overlap a little and there were many occasions when an interesting link or story about a library could have fitted into more than one category. While many uses of library space are directly related to services offered by the […]


And as the final post from our Library Spaces topic, we bring you this post from Anna Maria Tammaro, the ILN Country Coordinator for Italy  For more than 300 years Italian libraries were famous in the world, for their collections and their monumental buildings. In the Renaissance period, the libraries were built to emphasize the […]

School Library Design (Part One)

As a special feature to wrap up  our library spaces discussion topic we are showcasing a 2 part piece about School Library Design from  one of our participants, Alan Jacques. Thanks Alan! School Library Design – A two part article that is, in truth, more philosophy than design  Part One There is a great deal of […]