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First Annual Sponsors’ Event
First Annual Sponsors’ Event
Sponsors & sector leaders joined the Designing Libraries team in Warwick on September 28th to consider the priorities & future direction of the website
02 Oct 2023
The Evolution of Public Libraries
The Evolution of Public Libraries
Designing Libraries Director, Ayub Khan, looks at the evolution of public libraries - and the implications for library design
13 Jul 2023

Designing Libraries

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Dunfermline Library
Dunfermline Library
This library holds a special place in library history as it is the first of 2,509 Carnegie libraries Andrew Carnegie endowed throughout the world!
Grantown Library, Highland
Grantown Library, Highland
Grantown Library is situated in Grantown-on-Spey, a small, popular holiday town in the Highlands, with a population of around two and a half thousand


About libraries
A guide to the main professional organisations, sources of data and information about libraries, library journals and other news sources.
Related design sites
National and international websites, online information sources and image galleries featuring library buildings and library design examples.
Resources for library design
A reference library of websites, online resources, articles and books related to all aspects of library planning and design.
Insights in library design
Creative spaces for kids, learning spaces, revitalised public libraries, sustainable buildings, the future library - insights from our news stories.
Reimagining the library
Original articles and features on library innovation, library design trends and library service design, written or commissioned by Designing Libraries.
Essential Design Guidelines
Designing Libraries publishes a series of brief, practical Essential Design Guidelines in conjunction with its sponsoring companies.