• 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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  • vilnius university library building architecture design exterior view
    R. Palekas , Paleko Arch Studija

    SCIC, Scholarly Communication and Information Centre

    Vilnius, 2013

    The SCIC is a modern and advanced centre of knowledge and information, providing information resources, services and programmes of high quality and wide-ranging variety, with inspiring and motivating physical and virtual environment for users. The SCIC library needed a modern infrastructure of information and communication, which would help to sustain the integrity of scientific research and studies, promote research cooperation and bridge the divide between business and institutions of studies and research. The new library building was designed following the principles of functionality, openness, flexibility, rationality, and aesthetics, to be a multifunctional library, which carries out communication, information, social and cultural functions.

    You can visit it here.