Library Facilities--HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
Light and Libraries. Addresses how to integrate various types of light within the context of library design. Discusses light basics; the light spectrum; light measurement; reflectance; glare and brightness ratio;... 12/31/1998
Lighting for Libraries. This discusses the most important issues in lighting design for modern libraries, including light sources, lighting for bookstacks, lighting in general reading and staff areas, daylighting, exterior... 12/31/2004
Loyola's Information Commons: Designed with Nature in Mind. Reviews the extensive sustainability features of Chicago's Loyola University Information Commons. These include a double-skin façade that manages heat flow and natural ventilation, abundant... 06/30/2009
Main Winners. Profiles the two main winners in American School and University Magazine's Educational Interiors Showcase. St. Louis' Maplewood Richmond Heights High School and Middlebury College's... 07/31/2007
Maintaining Precious Library Resources. Using the examples of libraries at Southeast Missouri State University and the University of North Texas, discusses the big-picture approach and extensive communication among all users necessary for... 01/31/2002
Managing Facilities for Results. Optimizing Space for Services. Hands-on workbook discusses how to prioritize new services that need space, make plans and identify an appropriate location, present the case to funding authorities, conduct a “gap analysis,” find... 02/28/2007
Mary Nell and Summers A. Norman Library, Jacksonville College. Describes this new library, which complements the campus's centerpiece chapel and provides access to conference areas when the library is closed. Lists design and construction participants,... 06/30/2004
Maximizing Library Storage with High-Tech Robotic Shelving This article presents a plan of having a new facility for the library of Valparaiso University. The authors, as dean of library services and assistant university librarian for access services at... 10/31/2004
More than Coffee and Wireless. Describes the increasing accommodation of a variety of non-library higher education services in the library building. Examples from several international institutions are provided, as well as... 07/09/2007
Musashino Art University Museum and Library, Tokyo Profiles this library consisting of concentric rings of bookshelves, with breaks to improve views and assist in wayfinding. 02/28/2011
Naturally Cool Enclosure. Profiles Loyola University Chicago's glass-clad digital library, which preserved expansive views of adjacent lake Michigan with a relatively transparent structure. The challenge of heating and... 05/31/2008
New Landmark Libraries 2012: Academic Library Winners and Honorable Mentions List of iconic academic library buildings, the 2012 New Landmark Library Winners, includes; 1. Goucher Athenaeum, Goucher College, Baltimore. Architect: RMJM/Hillier 2. Berkeley Law Library,... 06/27/2012
Night and Day. Describes the new music library at University of California, Berkeley, designed in a style completely unfamiliar to the existing campus. The irregular fenestration provides daylighting to where it is... 12/31/2004
Nine Libraries Called Out for Design Excellence. The 2007 American Institute of Architects/American Library Association Awards recognized nine exceptionally planned and design projects, including a philanthropic elementary school library renovation... 04/05/2007
Off the Shelf: High-Tech Library ushers in the Digital Age at University of Nevada. Profiles the new library at the University of Nevada, featuring an advanced automated book retrieval and reshelving system that adapts to the frequency of use, study rooms with plasma screens,... 12/31/2008
Ohio State University's Thompson Library Renovation. Website includes a project overview, project teams, design and construction, live views of the Thompson Project, project update newsletter, and FAQs. According to the Library Director, the challenge... 12/31/2007
Paul A. Elsner Library & High Technology Complex and Life Science Building, Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona. Presents design features of a community college library and high technology complex and life science building that combines traditional library functions with computer and multi-media commons,... 12/31/2000
Perkins Library, Duke University. Profiles the expansion and conversion of this outdated, but ideally located library. The concept of the building's transformation from a gatekeeper to a gateway function that now serves as an... 12/31/2005
Peter H. Armacost Library, Eckerd College. Profiles this new Florida college library that features 72 carrels wired with power and data connections, eight of which have multimedia stations. Several open lounges and a screened patio serve as... 12/31/2005
Planning Academic and Research Library Buildings. Third Edition. This book presents the processes involved in planning, programming, designing, and constructing academic library buildings. Chapters are arranged by topic in the general chronological order in which... 12/31/1999
Planning Additions to Academic Library Buildings: A Seamless Approach. Presents three case studies that illustrate how library staffs and architectural design teams can work together to plan additions that are successful solutions to building problems. The case studies... 12/31/1994
Planning and Building Libraries This site has been created for architects, librarians, design consultants, and students interested in planning and building libraries. It contains information on architects, planning, programming,... 12/31/2004
Planning Library Facilities: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography Bibliography on the planning, design and implementation of a new library facility or the renovation of an existing one, consisting of 800 annotated entries covering 1970-88. This bibliography is... 12/31/1989
Planning Library Interiors. The Selection of Furnishings for the 21st Century. Revised Edition. The acquisition of library furniture and shelving includes the following steps: look at the existing library space to determine which furnishings work effectively and which ones do not; study... 12/31/1994
Pontifical Lateran University. Profiles this new library addition in Rome, Italy, which provides a soaring, light-filled space on a very small site. 09/30/2007