The year in architecture 2012
This year's library architectural survey in the Library Journal provides a showcase of new and refurbished public and academic libraries in the US.
Making marketing work in libraries
Terry Kendrick, speaking to Ned Potter in American Libraries, talks about the difficulties libraries have in linking strategic planning to a marketing plan.
How to photograph your library
A new Designing Libraries Essential Design Guideline has been published: 'Photographing your library', produced by library interior designers Point Eight.
How library spaces are changing
How e-books, online databases, audio files and technology labs in libraries are changing the nature of library spaces.
University of Essex to expand library
The University of Essex has received planning permission to construct a new student centre extension to the Albert Sloman library on the Colchester campus.
Shops for libraries
Demco and Northamptonshire have launched a 'Shops for Libraries' video about introducing merchandising outlets into library spaces.
Libraries in repurposed buildings
Following an extraordinary amount of interest in the repurposing of an abandoned Walmart as a library, here are ten more libraries in reborn buildings.
The bookless library
David A Bell, writing in The New Republic, believes we should not get into denial about the changes that will affect libraries, but direct them wisely.
The Queen and the Hive
The Queen officially opens the Hive, Europe's first fully integrated and jointly run university and public library.
Lending laptops in libraries
D-Tech has launched the Diplomat™ range of self-service laptop cabinets, allowing laptops to be securely stored but easily accessed by students and users.
The library as an inventive space
'Libraries have always adapted to what their communities need,' says Westport's library director, launching the 'Maker Space' concept.
New library for BFI Southbank
The new BFI library opened on 12 June, providing an oasis of calm amid the hubbub of riverside cultural life.
The library design test kitchen
As the digital revolution gathers momentum, what are the issues for library spaces - and the challenges for library design?
Bisset Adams to design Monza library
UK architects Bisset Adams, in partnership with Area Progetti, has won an international competition to design a new library in Monza.
World's first green library for kids
A new library to be located in the Singapore National Library Building is steered by green principles in all facets from design to its collections.
The Hive to open July
The UK's first fully integrated University and Public library, The Hive, Worcester, is due to open at the beginning of July 2012.
Library design and architecture 2012
Glass and concrete, stairs, ceilings, lights, colour and signage: a slideshow of the latest trends in library design and architecture.
New library for Wiltshire
A brand new library and cafe in Trowbridge is set to open in September in newly refurbished shared service premises.
A Nimble way to read
Sures Kumar invents the future of reading in the library - perhaps.
Demco has designs on cool campus
The dramatic new campus for Central St Martins University of the Arts is located in a landmark Grade II listed granary building at Kings Cross.
New library for University of Aberdeen
The first major new building in Aberdeen for a quarter of a century, the new spacious, seven-storey tower stands above its surroundings like a lighthouse.
Southwark's Canada Water Library
You can now view an online gallery of photos and cross-sectional plans of the new hexagonal Canada Water Library leaning out over its London dockland home.