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.
28/11/2012
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.
19/11/2012
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.
25/10/2012
How library spaces are changing
How e-books, online databases, audio files and technology labs in libraries are changing the nature of library spaces.
21/09/2012
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.
20/09/2012
Shops for libraries
Demco and Northamptonshire have launched a 'Shops for Libraries' video about introducing merchandising outlets into library spaces.
07/09/2012
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.
25/07/2012
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.
23/07/2012
The Queen and the Hive
The Queen officially opens the Hive, Europe's first fully integrated and jointly run university and public library.
13/07/2012
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.
05/07/2012
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.
03/07/2012
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.
28/06/2012
The library design test kitchen
As the digital revolution gathers momentum, what are the issues for library spaces - and the challenges for library design?
21/06/2012
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.
20/06/2012
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.
08/06/2012
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.
09/05/2012
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.
18/04/2012
New library for Wiltshire
A brand new library and cafe in Trowbridge is set to open in September in newly refurbished shared service premises.
28/03/2012
A Nimble way to read
Sures Kumar invents the future of reading in the library - perhaps.
07/03/2012
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.
16/01/2012
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.
08/01/2012
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.
06/01/2012