High quality design on a low budget: New library buildings

by Dorothea Sommer, Janine Schmidt and Stefan Clevström (Eds)

Series: IFLA Publications Series 171
Publisher: Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2016

High quality design on a low budget New library buildingsSince 2008 the world's economy has seen dramatic changes that have rippled throughout the library world. While the demand for library services has increased, the money available to build, refurbish and operate them has decreased. Many countries report a decrease in funding of libraries. On the other hand, public and student demand for study and collaborative work space, the changing nature of content delivery and the increased need for access to computer technologies are creating an increasing need for more library space that is smart, flexible and economical to build and operate. Libraries are central to our knowledge economy. Without them, many communities would have no access to technology, study space or tutorial and literacy training.

High Quality Design on a Low Budget brings together a range of building projects from national, academic and public libraries from different regions of the world showing how these libraries are able to continue to provide high quality library space that is affordable in these times of difficult economic circumstances.


High quality design on a low budget
Edited by: Dorothea Sommer, Janine Schmidt & Stefan Clevström
Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2016
ISBN 978-3-11-037527-5
(IFLA Publications; Nr 171)
Euro 89,95 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 126.00*

*IFLA Members receive a 30% discount on standing orders of titles published by De Gruyter in the IFLA Publications Series. IFLA Members can also order select individual or backlist titles with up to a 25% discount.

Publications, Library Buildings and Equipment, library buildings, Library building design

Last update: 29 March 2016