• 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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  • UB Marburg Westfluegel und Atrium
    Horst Fenchel , Bildarchiv Foto Marburg

    Marburg University Library

    Marburg, 2018.

    In the heart of the Philipps-Universität, a modern new library was opened in April 2018, housing 46 km of shelved books from the central library plus several branch libraries in the humanities and social sciences. The elegant three-storey building offers 1250 seats for users and is situated between the old town, the historical university building and the old botanical gardens. With up-to-date library technology and 24/7 opening hours it is a new central point of student activity in the newly created campus “Firmanei”. The new library is not only the spatial center of the campus, but plays a central role as a learning and communication hub in order to support study, teaching and research.

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