A bigger and better library for Battersea
Wandsworth council has approved proposals to replace the existing 1960s Northcote library building with a new larger and better library and community centre.
27/09/2017
Ealing Central Library to relocate
Ealing Central Library will benefit from brand-new, modernised facilities and better online and digital services in this major relocation project.
19/09/2017
The library runway for kids
The first of several planned Early Learning Centres at Calgary Public Library is open - and it's not quiet!
18/09/2017
SLA Inspiration Award shortlist announced
2017 sees a wonderful selection of inspiring school libraries to reach the shortlist of the SLA Inspiration Award for excellence in school library design.
11/09/2017
Halifax opens its new library
With little fanfare, the new central library in Halifax, Calderdale, opened its doors to visitors on 5th September.
08/09/2017
Designing the accessible library website
Good design is just as important when creating user-focused and accessible websites as it is for physical spaces. Auckland NZ has just launched its new site.
31/08/2017
Libraries and makerspaces
A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to co-create, share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build.
29/08/2017
Picture this mobile shelving
Ecospace's mobile shelving for the British Antarctic Survey library in Cambridge combines space-saving storage with stunning graphic design.
13/07/2017
Doncaster library plan approved
Doncaster Council approves plans for an eye-catching new building for its library services, incorporating the frontage of the former Girls Grammar School.
10/07/2017
Aberdeen hub gets go-ahead
Aberdeen City Council has agreed to put out to tender the £6m regeneration project to create a new library and service hub.
04/07/2017
The self-service device loan revolution
A new survey has revealed that almost half of UK universities have now automated their laptop or tablet loan service both in and outside the library.
29/06/2017
Kingston invests in libraries
Kingston upon Thames recently celebrated the completion of a £500,000 investment in the refurbishment of its libraries.
28/06/2017
Australian Library Design Awards 2017
The Australian Library and Information Association has announced the five winners of its inaugural Library Design Awards at its conference in Melbourne.
20/06/2017
The best of Australian library design
2017 will see the presentation of the first ever Australian Library Design Awards. The ALIA has published a gallery of all 33 entrants for the Awards.
24/04/2017
Designing the British Library extension
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has been appointed to design an extension to the British Library on a 2.8 acre site to the north of its St Pancras building.
21/04/2017
A library is a giant toy
This new library without corners for children in Shanghai, designed by Muxin Studio, is like a giant toy you can lose yourself in.
05/04/2017
Culture centre for Conwy
Conwy County Borough Council has been awarded £900,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Conwy Culture Centre project.
28/03/2017
Training rooms in libraries
This new article on the IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section blog addresses the challenge of designing the perfect training room in the library.
16/02/2017
A collective living room
Thionville library and media centre in northeastern France has the ambition to become the new model for media libraries as a 'third place' for the public.
13/02/2017