Makerspaces in libraries
A survey reveals the growing provision of makerspaces in libraries, offering everything from 3D printing and digital music recording to arts and crafts.
A model programme for public libraries
The Danish Agency for Culture has published its model programme for public libraries, a toolkit for library design in the digital age that anyone can use.
Castleford new library to open
The combined library, museum and arts centre in Castleford is to open in December following extensive remodelling.
Designed for quiet study
Students are now using the new quiet study space following the refurbishment at the University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus Learning Resource Centre.
New roles for libraries in Korea
Korea badly needs more libraries, and librarians, to cope with demand as libraries expand their community roles for a changing - and ageing - population.
Integrating new and old in library design
A new library in Ontario is a modern design featuring ornamental fritted glass inspired by the gilded spines of the library's archive of Victorian books.
Awards for academic library design
The Library Design awards show that libraries are at the heart of academic life, says SCONUL in making this year's awards for outstanding library design.
The university library of the future
A Canadian report looks at the changing face of the university library - fewer books, more hi-tech learning spaces, and robotic delivery.
ALA ahead of the game
The American Library Association is to set up a Center for the Future of Libraries.
Libraries as community hubs
A number of new projects announced this month underlines the increasing trend towards revamping libraries as part of a wider community resource.
Transforming Ireland's libraries
The Irish Times has published a review of the transformation of public libraries in Ireland into community hubs for a digital age.
Dublin library open for all
thedesignconcept recently completed work on the refurbishment of Ballyfermot Library, Dublin which formally opened last week.
Libraries - a formula for change
Councils should take a hard look at the service, map out what the library service provides and shouldn't assume everyone knows, says Sue Charteris.
The new Library of Birmingham
The Library of Birmingham opens 3 September as an ambitious step change in the concept of the library as a focus of learning and participation.
2013 Library Design Showcase
'American Libraries' celebrates this year's new library designs, featuring stunning architecture, teen tech areas and flexible, collaborative spaces.
Shaping the future of learning
University libraries are shaping the future of learning and research, and academic library architecture is reflecting and predicting how we learn.
Birmingham - goodbye and hello!
Birmingham Central Library closes ahead of the September opening of the new Library of Birmingham. The Mail has a gallery of what was and what's to come.
Baghdad's new public library
AMBS Architects has released the designs for the first new public library building in the city since the 1970s.
New library for Bradford city centre
Bradford Central Library is to move to new premises in the city centre, with a plan to convert the current building to office space.
New Liverpool Central Library opens
The £50m PFI redevelopment of Liverpool Central Library is completed and the library open to the public, anticipating 1m visitors in its first year.
New look library for Christchurch
A £2m extension and refurbishment of the town centre library in Christchurch, Dorset, is nearing completion, with the library set to reopen next month.
Hammersmith Library set for £2m upgrade
The 1905 Grade II listed building in Shepherd's Bush Road will undergo refurbishment, with a plan to house the borough's archive collection there in 2016.
Dublin Central Library relocation planned
Plans to relocate Dublin's Central Library to the north side of Parnell Square is part of a larger vision for a 'cultural cluster' to revitalise the area.
New library opens in Derby
The new £1.4m Chaddesden Library in Derby has officially opened, replacing a 59 year old building.
Refurbishment for Carnegie library
Leicestershire County, working with Demco Interiors, has completed the refurbishment of Loughborough Library, Learning & Community Opportunities Service.
The library under the garden
Two architects in their 20s have been chosen to design a $40million new sunken library and integrated public space in Sydney.
New library for Square Mile
A new library on the eastern fringes of London's Square Mile is now open. You can see a full profile and image gallery on Designing Libraries.
Kids allowed
Sarah Odedina was inspired by an amazing children's library in Stockholm, and thinks the model could have incredible applications in the UK as well.
Take the library design survey
Primary Research Group is surveying public libraries worldwide for a report on public library space use, redesign and new construction.