Planning for a New Generation of Public Library Buildings, 1st Edition

  • Gerard B. McCabe
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  • ISBN-10: 1567508413
  • ISBN-13: 9781567508413
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 165 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2000 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2000

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Provides information to the public library director and helps in understanding what is involved in planning for a public library building project. This book will help librarians and others learn what should be known about a project so that they may function effectively as part of the planning team.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in The Greenwood Library Management Collection.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Half Title Page.
1: 1 Beginning the Plan.
2: 2 Data for Planning.
3: 3 Location: Finding a Site.
4: 4 Interior Design.
5: 5 Furnishing and Equipping the Library and Its Environs.
6: 6 Other Views.
7: 7 The Library Building Program.
8: 8 Reference Services to Special Collections.
9: 9 Children's Services to Meeting Space.
10: 10 Architectural Details.
Appendix A: Joint-Use Libraries in Australia.
Appendix B: Management Checklist.
Appendix C: Furniture and Equipment Options for Public Libraries.
Appendix D: Drawings.
Appendix E: Safety Procedures Handbook.
Appendix F: Conversion or Renovation of Other Types of Buildings.
Appendix G: Library Building Program, Checklist of Contents.
Appendix H: Sample Survey Forms.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author and Contributors.