The SCONUL Library Design Awards offer a unique opportunity to recognise high quality, innovative library design which delivers effective and accessible learning environments for University communities. 

A formal call for nominations will take place at the beginning of February 2016. There will be four weeks to submit nominations. The panel of judges will carefully evaluate all submissions and shortlist a select group of buildings to visit. As we hope to see the designs in action, visits by the judging panel to the shortlisted libraries will occur place in May. A Design Awards event will take place in late 2016. The winner will be announced at the event.

To be eligible for consideration, buildings will have been completed between 1 July 2012 and 1 January 2015. There will be two categories of award: Small (under 2,000 square metres) and medium/large (2,000 square metres or greater). All types of building projects (new buildings, extensions, conversions and refurbishments) will be eligible.

More information on the SCONUL website.