Cicero was suggesting a garden in the library, where he could spend his time in a natural setting, reading, writing, and conversing with his colleagues.
"If you have a garden in a library, nothing is missing" ~ Cicero. Libraries simply occupy their open landscapes. How do we thoughtfully place a library in the landscape? And how can we create outdoor spaces that work in concert with the library interior? In library planning, it is not only the design that must be considered. The placement of the building in its setting (its landscape) and the design of the landscape together with the building are fundamental parts of the planning process. Here's a look into the design of libraries in urban, suburban, and open landscapes.
Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa