July 26, 2019

Lifelong Learning: Designing Libraries for Schools, Campuses and Cities

The role of the library has shifted. With information available literally in the palm of our hands, the library’s role is no longer just a repository of knowledge, but a facilitator of exploration and knowledge creation for academic institutions and communities alike.

As a result, the design of libraries also needs to shift. While national trends can affect a library in some ways, the design itself should focus primarily on the hyperlocal needs of the surrounding community. Whether designing within the walls of a K-12 school, on a university campus, or within a city’s urban core, a library is never a one-size-fits-all design.

This paper offers insights, research and project case studies exploring how libraries can be designed to be precisely calibrated to the needs of a community.

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