Library and campus for Malawi
Steven Holl Architects' design for a new library at the centre of a new campus plan has been approved by The Miracle for Africa Foundation.
12/12/2016
Inside the Design Library
On the occasion of the publication of a new book by owner/director Peter Koepke, the Creative Review has provided an insider's guide to a unique library.
21/11/2016
Designing the Dubai British School
Demco Interiors was commissioned to design and install the library interiors for both the Primary and Secondary Schools in the brand new building.
26/10/2016
Under one (or another) umbrella
Japan News has published a description of the Gifu City Chuo Library, where people read under huge umbrella-like structures hung from a latticed wood roof.
25/10/2016
The Word - design thinking for our time
The Word, the new library and media centre in South Shields, is open - with an ambition to revolutionise design thinking for 21st century library spaces.
20/10/2016
A green branch for Toronto Public Library
Scarborough Civic Centre Branch is technologically adaptable, welcoming to a growing and diverse population, celebrating design as a local community hub.
06/10/2016
The Curve opens in Slough
Slough's new library and cultural centre, The Curve, opened on 2nd September with two days of celebration.
15/09/2016
Library and gallery for Haverfordwest
Pembrokeshire County Council approves a £3.4m plan to turn the Riverside market in Haverfordwest into a new library and gallery, following consultation.
08/09/2016
Wandsworth's libraries after outsourcing
Three years after outsourcing library services to GLL, Wandsworth expects to save £300,000 a year and deliver new investment in library buildings and ICT.
09/08/2016
Reshaping the future library
Helsinki is hosting an essential conference for everyone with an interest in the future shape of library services and the impact of good design.
30/06/2016
An eye for China
A new library in China is based around a mirrored spherical auditorium, forming an eye on panoramas of the interior space and reflecting the park outside.
27/06/2016
Next phase for Reading underway
A £40 million redevelopment and refurbishment of the University of Reading Library begins this summer, due for completion in 2019.
20/06/2016
Modernisation at Ebbw Vale Library
Ebbw Vale Library in Blaenau Gwent is reaching the final stages of its refurbishment. Here are some of the internal design concepts.
17/06/2016
Hebburn Central a success
A year on from its opening, Hebburn Central has proved itself an asset to the local community, with library issues and visits soaring.
16/06/2016
Living in a material world
Ravensbourne, a specialist arts and design institution, has officially launched the first partnership materials library in the country.
25/05/2016
Arcadia gets the 'Manchester Look'
The new Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre, Levenshulme, Manchester has opened with a bright, welcoming open plan neighbourhood library interior design.
19/04/2016
Library building awards announced
The American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association have announced the seven recipients of the 2016 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards.
14/04/2016
Lancaster's new shelving
Forster Ecospace has released photos of the new shelving layout for the recently remodelled Lancaster University Library.
07/04/2016
Architect Zaha Hadid dies
British architect Zaha Hadid has died aged 65, following a sudden heart attack in Miami.
01/04/2016
New library for Holborn
U+I, the regeneration developer, is to partner with Camden Council to redevelop Holborn Library and Cockpit Yard, creating a new destination for Holborn.
21/03/2016
A tale of two Sydneys
Coincidentally, plans have been revealed for the new civic centre and library in Sydney, Australia and options for the library in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
18/03/2016
Restoring the world's oldest library
The ancient al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez isn’t just the oldest library in Africa. Founded in 859, it’s the oldest working library in the world.
04/03/2016
Idea Stores - still thriving
Writing for the CILIP blog, Kate Pitman argues that the innovations introduced by the Idea Stores concept are still relevant in the 21st century.
29/02/2016
Lancaster University Library remodelled
The remodelling of the university's main library, with 14,500 sq.m. of interior spaces, is complete, creating a learning facility fit for the 21st Century.
17/02/2016
IFLA Green Library Award 2016
IFLA has announced the Green Library Award. Any outstanding Green Library project, initiative or idea may apply for the Award.
12/02/2016
Dubai to build book-shaped library
Dubai is to build a library housing millions of books which will be the largest cultural centre in the region when it opens in 2017.
09/02/2016
Storing a fine art collection
Essex University's collection of fine art from Latin America is the latest collection to benefit from custom designed storage and display facilities.
21/01/2016
The Core, Solihull - opening soon!
Solihull Council has unveiled ‘The Core’ as the new name for the Central Library, Arts Complex and Solihull Connect building.
18/01/2016
David Cameron opens school library
Just before Christmas St John the Evangelist CE Primary School, Carterton, Oxfordshire, had a surprise visit from David Cameron, who opened the new library.
15/01/2016
Study pods create flexible learning spaces
A recent project by FG Library & Learning for two campus sites at Bournemouth & Poole College shows how modern design can create flexible learning spaces.
11/01/2016