Library Facilities--HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
Current Issues in College Libraries. Campus libraries vary greatly in scale, program, and use, yet they all share a common set of design issues. This article elaborates on library design concerns, spatial programming, and current trends... 06/10/2003
Dark Clouds of Knowledge. Describes the new University of Utrecht Library, which reflects its semi-rural setting through an exterior etched and embossed with an image of reeds. 03/31/2005
Daylighting Design in Libraries. The use of natural light in libraries, or daylighting, has traditionally been a desirable building feature and a hallmark of good library design. This discusses daylight basics, as well as general... 12/31/2004
Daylighting in Cambridge Libraries: Shifting Focus over Time. Explores the various transformations of Cambridge libraries over the ages focusing mainly on the changing role of daylighting in library design. The libraries have been categorized chronologically... 12/31/2000
Delivering a New Library Building at James Cook University. Examines how one university, serving isolated rural settlements and small, remote island communities, built a school library capable of serving the special needs of its exceptionally diverse student... 04/30/2000
Designing a Library: Everyone on the Same Page? Excerpts are presented from an interview by the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association buildings projects editor with four academic health sciences library directors: one who had recently... 03/31/2001
Designing an Academic Library as a Place and a Space Describes the expansion and renovation project for the library at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, including a robotic storage system. 05/31/2012
Designing Better Libraries: Selecting and Working with Building Professionals The author explains how to collaborate with an architect and covers site selection, remodeling, interior design, and accessiblity improvements. Includes recent changes in standards and procedures in... 12/31/1999
Designing for Uncertainty: Three Approaches. Higher education wishes to get long life and good returns on its investment in learning spaces. Doing this has become difficult because rapid changes in information technology have created... 02/28/2007
Designing Libraries: Gateway to Better Library Design. The Resource for Library Planning, Design & Building. This website provides links to primarily British information on the following topics: architecture and library building databases; awards and prizes; built environment; energy efficiency &... 12/31/2009
Developing Collaborative Workstations. Profiles three collaborative workstation designs developed for the library at Indiana State University. The types and configurations of furnishings used, costs, and popularity of the units are... 12/31/2006
Down the Hatch. Discusses a trend toward moving higher education library IT services into the university-wide IT functions. While this is typically done for budgetary reasons, librarians fear losing control over... 10/31/2010
Efficiency By the Book. Profiles Loyola University Chicago's Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons Building. The abundant high performance features of this bookless learning commons are detailed in text, diagrams,... 03/31/2010
Embracing Change. Reviews the responsive nature of academic library architecture over the last two centuries, noting that libraries have been at the forefront of computerization and continue to provide centralized... 07/31/2010
Extending Your Reach. High-density mobile storage (storage units mounted on carriages and rails which move and compact to utilize wasted space) can double the capacity of an existing school library facility. This article... 11/30/2002
Facility Focus: Libraries. Examines four university libraries and the unique designs they required to meet the needs of their patrons. Design features and photos are included. 10/31/2000
Facility Focus: Libraries. Provides three examples of how colleges and universities have designed their libraries to be campus showpieces as well as practical buildings that facilitate student learning. Floor plans and... 06/30/1999
Facility Focus: Libraries. Presents four examples of how schools are redefining their libraries into more flexible and comfortable places for students and faculty. Photos and project costs are included for each example. 11/30/2001
Facility Focus: Libraries. Describes school library designs at four universities where each addresses different types of modernization needs. Described are designs that provide modern learning environments; knit the campus... 02/29/2000
Facility Focus: Libraries. Describes three recent college libraries which provide advanced technology, conference and meeting facilities, harmonious connection of historic buildings, and a welcoming gathering place for the... 02/28/2005
Facility Focus: Libraries. Describes the designs of the Ferris State University Library for Information, Technology and Education (FLITE), and the Meyer Library and Information Technology Center at Southwest Missouri State... 12/31/2002
Facility Focus: Libraries. Describes three academic libraries that also serve as campus centers by including significant teaching and socializing spaces. 03/31/2004
Facility Focus: Libraries. Provides two examples of college libraries that show the importance of siting and smart design in helping these buildings make bold statements. Photos are included. 04/30/2001
Facility Focus: Libraries. Describes the design of the Charles V. Park Library at Central Michigan University and the Martha Rivers and E. Bronson Ingram Library, an addition to the Frederick Ferris Thompson Memorial Library... 04/30/2002
Facility Focus: Libraries. Describes the unique design qualities found in some college libraries that help create individuality. Library designs are examined that complement school's traditional images and facilitate... 01/31/1999