• Library Buildings in Europe

  • The Library Buildings in Europe website records  examples of good and interesting library buildings throughout Europe; it is a benchmarking tool for all those involved in new or refurbished library building projects including librarians, architects or any other professionals.

    The aim is to inspire and support anyone working on a library building project – a new building, an extension, a renovation, or a reworking of interior spaces. The wide variety of case studies will enable those involved in such projects to pick up on new trends, to share knowledge and experience, and to learn from, and make contact with, each other.

    Members of the LIBER Architecture Group (LIBER LAG) are delighted to offer this project as a tool to stimulate innovative ideas and new approaches to transforming the library model in the 21st century.

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  • Cregan Library St Patrick's Campus DCU Dublin City University building architecture design interior view

    Cregan Library

    Dublin, 2015

    The old library was no longer fit for purpose. There was an insufficient number of seats, no space for Special Collections and not enough shelving. The main objectives for the new space was to provide a stand alone library building. Library moved from a one floor space to a four floor stand alone building. Other aims were to provide group study spaces, integrated study / library / IT / social spaces, integrate the library and the Resource Center, and to have a dedicated Special Collections / Archive Reading Room.

    The new library was to form a visual link between the campus and the community so that it became a prominent feature in Drumcondra village and on campus. The Library Building is one of 3 new buildings constructed as part of the overall St Patrick’s College major campus development works completed in 2015, and has 4,825m² over four storeys.

    You can visit it here.


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