Libraries need to evolve digitally
While most library users are happy with the physical spaces of libraries, far fewer are satisfied with their online experience, according to a new report.
Ten public libraries in Belgium
A fascinating tour of specialist subject libraries in Belgium, from architecture to feminism, to art - highlighting the continuing relevance of libraries.
Public Library of the Year Award
Applications are now open for the international award, presented by IFLA and sponsored by the IT company, Systematic.
Keeping pace with digital
But it is not just the technology that has changed — the way people use libraries and their spaces is changing dramatically.
Colliers Wood new library opens
Merton Council has opened a brand new purpose-built library in the centre of Colliers Wood to replace the former Donald Hope Library.
Early Carnegie library to be restored
Greenwich is to go ahead with plans to transform Plumstead's Carnegie library building into a multi-functional library, leisure, cultural and sports centre.
Refurbished library opens in Hexham
The newly refurbished Queen’s Hall in Hexham has re-opened. The historic building now houses the town’s library, customer and visitor information centre.
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.