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.
22/12/2014
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.
11/12/2014
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.
20/11/2014
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.
15/10/2014
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.
08/10/2014
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.
07/10/2014
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.
01/10/2014
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?
29/09/2014
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.
26/09/2014
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!
25/09/2014
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.
04/09/2014
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.
25/08/2014
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.
21/08/2014
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.
11/08/2014
Libraries at a tipping point
A new OCLC report considers how changes to education and online learning have implications and opportunities for libraries.
30/06/2014
Wayfinding in Vancouver
The Vancouver Community Library, Washington, has won a design award for its bold, architecturally integrated library wayfinding signage.
16/06/2014
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.
05/06/2014
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.
27/05/2014
Next generation learning commons
Workstations are giving way to mobile technology as the next generation learning commons responds to student preferences for collaborative working.
26/05/2014
Borrow a robot
A local scheme in Chicago has opened a novel way for residents to learn computer coding.
12/05/2014
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.
25/04/2014
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.
10/04/2014
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.
31/03/2014
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!
20/03/2014
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.
13/03/2014
New East Ham library opens
The three-storey, £14.3m new library and customer service centre has opened in Barking Road, East Ham.
28/02/2014
Inspired library design
The School Library Association has announced the launch of the rebranded Inspiration Award for school library design for 2014.
24/02/2014
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.
27/01/2014
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.
01/01/2014