ERIC Number: ED331517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations.
Sannwald, William W., Ed.; Smith, Robert S., Ed.
This checklist is designed to provide librarians, architects, and other members of a building design team with a list of questions to ask during the design phase of a new or remodeled library building project. The purpose of the questions is to make sure that no element of the building is overlooked by the building design team in their programming of spaces. While the list of questions on this checklist is probably not exhaustive, answering them should ensure that no major design elements have been excluded in planning. The scope of this checklist includes: library site selection; building planning and architecture; accessibility for handicapped persons; interior organization of library buildings for circulation, children's services, young adult services, reference facilities, bookstacks and shelving, seating, non-public areas, and convenience facilities; decoration of interiors; ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting; communications and electrical equipment and environment; security systems; mechanicals and noise control; maintenance of the library building and property; and providing for future modifications. Space is provided for responses to and comments on these questions. (MAB)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.