Libraries out of a box
A new library kit in a box is designed to travel to remote refugee camps or disaster zones, and can come together in less than 20 minutes.
The new libraries of Europe
IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section has just released its 2014 newsletter with a profile, among others, of the new Umeå City Library in Sweden.
Refurbishment for Abingdon Campus
Demco Interiors has refurbished the existing library at the Abingdon Campus at Abingdon and Witney College to create a bright and light Resource Centre.
Inspiring the school library
In an introduction to the SLA Inspiration Award for library design, Greg Rixon of Gresswell praised the award for raising awareness of the value of school libraries.
Fresh layout for Lincoln College
New layout fulfils an ambition to provide students with modern learning facilities and resources that are logically organised and easy to find.
Child's play at the Pinch
A village library in China with a roof that doubles as a playground has been selected for the Small Project of the Year award at the World Architecture Festival.
Libraries are always in the news
The press plays a huge part in forming public perception of libraries, positive and negative. Here, for the first time, is an analysis of that reporting.
A library of things
As book borrowing declines and the role of the library in the community continues to evolve, is lending other things the way ahead?
Peters in the Caribbean
Peters have designed and supplied a new library, including furniture, rugs and books, for a primary school in the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Inside Calgary's new Central Library
Following two years of public engagement, the designs for Calgary's new Central Library have been revealed. Take the virtual tour!
Public Library of the Year Award
The winning library was announced at IFLA in August. The award was made to Craigieburn Library, Hume City, Victoria, Australia.
Library futures and trends
The first ever Horizon Report for libraries has been released by New Media Consortium (NMC). We present a summary of the key trends identified in the report.
The rise of the bookless library
The library of Florida's newest university joins a growing number of bookless libraries in a technology-rich learning and information environment.
Designing a library for changing needs
Facing declining visitors, the new town of Almere in the Netherlands redesigned its libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users.
Libraries at a tipping point
A new OCLC report considers how changes to education and online learning have implications and opportunities for libraries.
Wayfinding in Vancouver
The Vancouver Community Library, Washington, has won a design award for its bold, architecturally integrated library wayfinding signage.
The sustainable library
A new award-winning public library building in Melbourne's Docklands sets a new standard for sustainable building with a wealth of 'green' features.
School library is a star
Lidget Green Primary School in Bradford has revitalised an underused area of the school and created a light and airy library for staff and students.
Next generation learning commons
Workstations are giving way to mobile technology as the next generation learning commons responds to student preferences for collaborative working.
Borrow a robot
A local scheme in Chicago has opened a novel way for residents to learn computer coding.
The state of America's libraries
The journal American Libraries explores the issues affecting public, academic and school libraries, indicating a direction for the future.
Further funding for Welsh libraries
Libraries and museums in Wales are to receive a cash injection of £2.2m for modernisation and the development of online services.
Hunt Library wins top design award
The Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries is a new award recognising the creative integration of powerful technologies and inspiring design.
So much has changed in libraries...
A major renovation of America's oldest urban public library has prompted the New York Times to examine how libraries are changing - and thriving!
The Murray Library refurbishment
Kay Grieves describes the three-phase refurbishment at the University of Sunderland Murray Library and its new flexible and innovative learning spaces.
New East Ham library opens
The three-storey, £14.3m new library and customer service centre has opened in Barking Road, East Ham.
Inspired library design
The School Library Association has announced the launch of the rebranded Inspiration Award for school library design for 2014.
EU tender issued for WHELF LMS
Today marks the start of the procurement process for a single cloud hosted library management system for higher education institutions in Wales.
Open all hours
Library members throughout Ireland will be able to check out books and use the internet out of hours, thanks to a new initiative.