'What if you thought seriously about the library as a laboratory, as a place where people do things, where they make things?' asks Jeffrey Schnapp, addressing his 'Library Test Kitchen' class.

Harvard Magazine reports on a design workshop that produced ideas ranging from a mobile inflatable library and an electronic bulletin board to a chair that doubles as a laptop stand and a place to take a nap...

Some serious, innovative and thought-provoking ideas here - along with photos, videos and useful links.