Better by Design: An Introduction to Planning and Designing a New Library Building, Second Edition

Product Description

This title will be available Fall 2022. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available. Customers outside of North America (USA and Canada) should contact Facet Publishing for purchasing information.

Drawing on the authors' experience gained from library projects around the world, this book charts a readable path through everything from the planning of a new library, to major refurbishment, or the remodeling of a current library. It clearly explains the library design language and processes needed by professionals overseeing any project, and covers essential aspects including ensuring cost-effectiveness, eco-efficiencies, improved service, and positive community impact. Fully revised and updated, this new edition includes coverage of

  • the need for flexible and adaptable library spaces;
  • the environmental impact of building design, construction, and use;
  • the trend towards multi-use, multi-purpose buildings to serve community, cultural, and educational needs;
  • a customer-centered approach to service delivery;
  • heightened focus on health and wellbeing for all stakeholders;
  • the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and customer access needs on the design and layout of a library; and
  • the rapid growth of digital services.

International and cross-sectoral in scope, this book is an essential guide for library professionals or architects involved in library building, remodeling, or development. It will also be a valuable reference for students of both library and architectural design.

Published: 2022
Publisher: Facet Publishing, UK
Pages: 222
Sku: 9781783305704
Maximum quantity available reached.

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