Library Facilities--HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
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
Facility Focus: Libraries/Learning Commons. Profiles library renovations and additions at Ohio State University and Atlanta University. Expanded user spaces and hours have established these libraries as campus social as well as knowledge... 06/30/2011
Facility Focus: Libraries/Media Centers Profiles three new higher education library facilities. The College of New Jersey's new building feature Georgian architecture that blends seamlessly with the traditional campus architecture.... 03/31/2007
Fire Plans. Many libraries have disaster recovery plans, but not all have prevention and action plans to prepare for an emergency in advance. This article presents the author's review of the prevention and... 12/31/2010
For Today and Tomorrow. Profiles Santa Clara University's new facility that combines library, media, and collaborative learning spaces. Twelve years of planning and design created a multi-use facility that features an... 11/30/2008
Four More Trends in Higher-Education Facilities Examines trends in college buildings focusing on new classroom designs, flexible space, collaboration areas, and the evolving role of the university library. 04/30/2012
Free University Library, Berlin, Germany. Profiles this unusually-shaped university library, which produces a light-infused domed space within. Plans, photographs, and a list of project participants are included. 10/31/2006
From the Outside In: Library Renovations from the Perspectives of a Project Manager, an Architect/Designer, and a Technology Consultant. Discusses partnerships that were developed with the Free Library of Philadelphia during their renovations, including perspectives from a project manager, an architect/designer, and a technology... 12/31/2000
Furniture for Libraries. This discusses the library furniture program, procurement methods, furniture selection, materials selection, furniture types, and furniture installation. Includes a glossary of furniture terminology... 12/31/2004
Future Design and Organization of Educational Libraries. Final Report. A meeting of 28 experts from 16 countries was convened to better understand trends in tertiary libraries and the effect of these trends on the demand, organization, and design of libraries. This... 03/08/1998
Gothic for Now and Tomorrow. Profiles the new library at Rhodes College, an institution that has elected to build only in the Collegiate Gothic style. The rich interior detailing, a variety of large and small common areas, and... 04/27/2006
Graduate Student Space and Service Needs: A Recommendation for a Cross-Campus Solution Focus group methodology was used to investigate graduate students' cross-campus technology, space and service needs. Although the library provides valued services and spaces, graduate students... 11/30/2011
Guide to College Library Builders and Planners This list of fifteen library builders and planners includes contact information, their area of focus, and a list of their projects. 09/30/2002
Haselwood Library, Olympic College. Showcases the open-book design of a 36,000-square-foot library and media center for Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington. Discusses the architectural design requirments and need to phase... 06/30/2001
How Libraries Must Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) directs public and private libraries--academic, public, school, and special--to provide services to people with disabilities that are equal to services... 12/31/1991
How To Achieve Good Library Acoustics. Discusses how to create a good acoustical environment for college libraries, focusing on requirements related to the HVAC system and lighting, and noting the importance of good maintenance. A sidebar... 07/31/2003
Information Commons, Northwestern University. Profiles this Illinois facility that promotes cross-departmental cooperation with a space that provides modular furniture, a group project rooms, a variety of study booth sizes, and staffing support... 12/31/2005
Information Services Building, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Describes the design of the building named in the title, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on architects, consultants, suppliers, and cost, as well as floor... 07/31/2002
Inside Out. Profiles Massachusetts Institute of Technology's new Media Lab, noting the design of its distinctive exterior, atrium, and exterior screens. Photographs, plans, and a list of project... 05/31/2010
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. Profiles this blend of new and refurbished space that serves at a library addition for the University. The building houses collection, meeting, and social spaces, including a lecture hall, classrooms... 12/31/2005
KAUST Academic Library Photographs, description, and credits for the 140,000-square-foot King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Academic Library in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, designed by HOK. KAUST was... 01/31/2012
Law Librarians and Library Design, Construction, and Renovation: An Annotated Bibliography and Review of the Literature. Provides a starting point for law librarians, especially those in academic institutions, who want to study what has been done in the recent past, become more aware of issues that they might face, and... 12/31/2005
Law School Facilities Project Showcase. This is a compilation of websites that contain information about new construction or renovation projects on law school campuses across the country, including examples of several law libraries. A... 11/27/2005
Learning Annex. Describes this library addition whose highly angular glass-enclosed space mitigates the concrete bunker look of the former library building it adjoins. 03/31/2005
Learning Centers, Libraries, and IT: Providing Integrated Support Services in a Learning Commons. Describes the process and product of building Colorado College's Learning Commons, the successes and challenges of collaboration, and quantitative and qualitative benefits of the work for the... 02/26/2007

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