2020 LIBER-LAG seminar programme
The Library Architecture Group of LIBER has announced the programme for its 2020 seminar at the Luxembourg Learning Centre.
SCONUL Design Awards winners
The University of Birmingham Library is the winner of the medium to large library category, while the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Library has won the small library category.
Oslo’s new main library
Deichman Bjørvika is Oslo’s new main library. The opening date of March 28, 2020 has just been announced. Here are the main facts about the new library.
New Sydney library opens
The Exchange at Darling Square, designed by BVN, is now open. The new library and community hub had its official launch on Saturday 9 November.
Recognition for library modernisation
The library management team for the Harlow Healthcare Library has won a coveted award for their contribution to modernising the staff library services on the hospital site.
Snøhetta’s vision for new library
Snøhetta has revealed the designs for the new Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, a scooped ceramic clad façade of a five-storey building that will offer a wide range of facilities.
Holyhead Market Hall renovation
Following a major renovation the Grade II listed Holyhead Market Hall is now a vibrant, sustainable library and a local history centre for Anglesey.
Luxembourg National Library opens
After more than ten years of planning, five years of construction and four months of moving more than 40km of documents, the new library opened on 1 October.
Demco designs new Hub for modern learning
Basingstoke College of Technology gets an upgrade of a dated learning resource centre to give students a modern library design complete with digital resources.
Moving St Paul’s Cathedral Library
Restore Harrow Green has been given the task of relocating 500 linear metres of books from the Cathedral Library to the company’s heritage storage facility.
A new cultural residence
Kulturhus Haaksbergen, The Netherlands, has officially opened its doors with a lively combination of a theatre, library, exhibition space and a reading café.
The habitable library
A library and community centre in the Ivory Coast is designed with habitable meeting spaces inside and out.
Edmonton in zinc
The new zinc-clad design by Teeple Architects for Edmonton’s new library (Canada) has generated criticism on social media. But at least people are talking.
No books, lots of ideas
Canada’s first bookless library dedicated to Makerspaces, the Idea Exchange Old Post Office offers free access to spaces for learning and creativity.
Cape Town's flexible library
A new public library in Cape Town has been designed so that additional storeys can be added and its interior transformed to accommodate a variety of needs.
ALIA Design Award winners
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has announced the winners of the 2019 ALIA Australian Library Design Awards.
Espoo wins Library of the Year Award
Espoo City Library, Finland, has won the Library of the Year Award in the second year of the International Excellence Awards at the London Book Fair.
UCL unveils new Student Centre
A new Student Centre dedicated to enhancing the student experience has been unveiled by UCL in the heart of its Bloomsbury campus.
A fresh Eye for Suffolk
The new Eye Library in Suffolk opened January, a modern and purpose-built facility replacing the 'temporary' library building.
Southwark opens new Grove Vale Library
The new Grove Vale Library is almost twice as big as its former site, good news for the oversubscribed children’s story-times and rhyme-time sessions.
The library as a public space
An underground library in Sydney's Green Square public plaza has opened, described as a 'space-making not space-taking' design project.