Designing libraries & learning centres for good acoustics

Expert guidance on planning multi-use spaces in libraries where noise levels, privacy and effective communication are all important considerations.

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The design of good acoustics in libraries, contrary to popular belief, is not to lower noise levels, but rather to enable effective communication in areas where it is required, and reduce disruption in areas where concentration and quiet contemplation are needed.

Published guidance on acoustic design for libraries is relatively limited, so this Essential Design Guideline produced by FG Library & Learning will help with the main considerations.

Download the full Essential Design Guideline publication from this page.

Designing Libraries Essential Design Guidelines