Over the past decade, public library design has undergone a transformation. To meet community needs in today’s digital landscape, libraries are creating access to technology as well as open, collaborative spaces that inspire connection and creativity. LibraryIQ experts combine their deep understanding of these current trends with a full review of existing facilities and library stakeholder input to help libraries create welcoming, useful and intuitive spaces.
A well crafted facility plan begins by building consensus among library leadership, staff and community members. With clarity on specific community needs and available resources, a facilities plan ensures that library design and layout align with core values and long term vision.
To maximize floor space and enhance patron experience, facility plans review all elements of library layout including collection, patron seating, meeting/community spaces, technology, office/admin space, special purpose areas, safety, parking and overall accessibility.