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Make our libraries accessible, public and inspiring

Make our libraries accessible, public and inspiring | The Information Professional |
SmartPlanet's C.C. Sullivan looks at libraries across the country to assess the new scheme for the New York Public Library by Foster and Partner.


The scheme, first reported today by Robin Pogrebin at The New York Times, reinvents the library’s closed-off, seven-floor stacks as “a major new contemporary library within Carrère & Hastings’s neo-Classical one.” Tall windows will open to Bryant Park in a soaring new atrium, reached by a grand circulation zone opening through the middle of the building.

The original designs notoriously offered to relocate all the stacks’ books to an inaccessible warehouse in New Jersey. Yet the new plan still decimates the collection, hauling away 25% of the books that are now within the community’s reach.

Via Doug Mirams
Karen du Toit's insight:

Use of space in the public library > inspiring!

Doug Mirams's curator insight, December 20, 2012 12:36 PM

Talks about how library plans have got it right in the past and discusses the new plans at New York Public Library.

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Beautiful Government Law Libraries

Beautiful Government Law Libraries | The Information Professional |


"These are libraries maintained for the use of government lawmakers and staff at the national, state or local levels. Some are open to the public, others are reserved for lawmakers and their staff."

Kenna Johnson's curator insight, March 6, 2014 1:18 AM

Besides the fact that these are designed for Gov, Officials, it doesn't really apply to government, but these are amazing! Take a look! It almost makes me want to be a government lawmaker. Almost.