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The Practical Handbook of Library Architecture : Creating Building Spaces that Work
Schlipf, Frederick A., author.
Publication Information:
Chicago : ALA Editions, 2018.
Physical Description:
xxxii, 1003 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
You've spent your life working in and coping with your library building... and you've been ignored when it comes to planning the spaces that you work in. Schlipf and Moorman provide their rules for planning and evaluating plans for new buildings and renovations. Building decisions-- whether good or bad-- can last centuries. Discover some of the ways you can reduce your chance of regretting-- or outright hating-- those decisions.
Part I. Introduction -- Introduction -- More than two hundred snappy rules for good and evil in library architecture -- Part II. About library buildings -- The library construction process -- Basic configuration of library spaces -- Evaluating library buildings by walking around -- Dysfunctional designs -- Converting non-library spaces to public libraries -- Part III. Basic steps -- Programming -- Design -- Site selection -- Zoning, covenants, and codes -- Construction -- Remodeling and expanding library buildings -- Part IV. Money -- Building costs -- Funding -- Part V. Library spaces -- User seating -- Collection storage -- Public service desks -- Program and study rooms -- Display and exhibit areas -- Restrooms -- Staff workrooms -- Staff facilities -- Storerooms -- Part VI. Technical issues -- Lighting -- Elevators, staircases, railings, and ramps -- Electrical systems -- Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems -- Plumbing systems -- Security -- Walls, floors, and ceilings -- Appendix: vocabulary.
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