ERIC Number: ED060857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Circulation and Library Design: The Influence of 'Movement' on the Layout of Libraries.
Marples, D. L.; Knell, K. A.
The movement of people in a library is inevitably noisy and also creates a visual distraction for the reader. If the provision of quiet areas where readers can work undisturbed is an important criterion of library design, the traffic patterns generated in a library by the disposition of the various facilities - stacks, periodicals, reference books, catalogs, staff, browsing accommodation and areas for study - should be one of the main determinations of the layout. A reasonable reference from most existing layouts is that designers have been too concerned about the general appearance of the library and insufficiently concerned to isolate serious readers from the disturbance caused by all the other activities. With this in mind the authors present five alternative floor plans which are designed to separate serious readers from the general flow of library traffic. (Author/SJ)
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Authoring Institution: Cambridge Univ. (England). King's Coll.
Note: (1 Reference); Prepared in the Engineering Department