Bristol plans new £80m library
The University of Bristol has unveiled plans for a new £80 million library development to be built at the heart of the University’s Clifton campus.
Too many libraries?
Western Australia's public library system will be modernised to meet the diverse and evolving needs of communities as part of a State Government overhaul.
The Book Stop pop-up library project
The Book Stop Project is a design concept offering a huge potential for community libraries to evolve from monolithic buildings to activated public spaces.
China's 'giant eye' library opens
Dutch architect MVRDV has completed a public library that looks like a giant eyeball, as part of a new cultural district in Tianjin, China.
Designing academic space that matters
KSS Architects have been doing some thinking about academic space on campus, and have shared a series of principles and diagrams they developed as a result.
Transforming the public library
In a blog post from KI, a US-based global furniture company, Randy Hoople identifies five design strategies for transforming the public library.
Moving Qatar National Library into its new home
Qatar National Library (QNL) carries out its mission through three functions: National Library, University and Research Library, and a Metropolitan Public Library of the digital age.
Inside Halifax Central Library
A great exterior - now, courtesy of thedesignconcept, we publish the first photos of the stunning interior.
A phenomenal first year for The Word
Award winning South Tyneside cultural venue The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, is celebrating a phenomenal first year.
SLA Inspiration Award - the winners!
The School Library Association Inspiration Award 2017 for primary schools has been awarded to Adderley Primary School, Birmingham.
A bigger and better library for Battersea
Wandsworth council has approved proposals to replace the existing 1960s Northcote library building with a new larger and better library and community centre.
Ealing Central Library to relocate
Ealing Central Library will benefit from brand-new, modernised facilities and better online and digital services in this major relocation project.
The library runway for kids
The first of several planned Early Learning Centres at Calgary Public Library is open - and it's not quiet!
SLA Inspiration Award shortlist announced
2017 sees a wonderful selection of inspiring school libraries to reach the shortlist of the SLA Inspiration Award for excellence in school library design.
Halifax opens its new library
With little fanfare, the new central library in Halifax, Calderdale, opened its doors to visitors on 5th September.
Designing the accessible library website
Good design is just as important when creating user-focused and accessible websites as it is for physical spaces. Auckland NZ has just launched its new site.
Libraries and makerspaces
A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to co-create, share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build.
Picture this mobile shelving
Ecospace's mobile shelving for the British Antarctic Survey library in Cambridge combines space-saving storage with stunning graphic design.
Doncaster library plan approved
Doncaster Council approves plans for an eye-catching new building for its library services, incorporating the frontage of the former Girls Grammar School.
Aberdeen hub gets go-ahead
Aberdeen City Council has agreed to put out to tender the £6m regeneration project to create a new library and service hub.
The self-service device loan revolution
A new survey has revealed that almost half of UK universities have now automated their laptop or tablet loan service both in and outside the library.
Kingston invests in libraries
Kingston upon Thames recently celebrated the completion of a £500,000 investment in the refurbishment of its libraries.
Australian Library Design Awards 2017
The Australian Library and Information Association has announced the five winners of its inaugural Library Design Awards at its conference in Melbourne.
The best of Australian library design
2017 will see the presentation of the first ever Australian Library Design Awards. The ALIA has published a gallery of all 33 entrants for the Awards.
Designing the British Library extension
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has been appointed to design an extension to the British Library on a 2.8 acre site to the north of its St Pancras building.
A library is a giant toy
This new library without corners for children in Shanghai, designed by Muxin Studio, is like a giant toy you can lose yourself in.
Culture centre for Conwy
Conwy County Borough Council has been awarded £900,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Conwy Culture Centre project.
Training rooms in libraries
This new article on the IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section blog addresses the challenge of designing the perfect training room in the library.
A collective living room
Thionville library and media centre in northeastern France has the ambition to become the new model for media libraries as a 'third place' for the public.