• 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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  • Universitätsbibliothek der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Fachbibliothek Philologicum (Germany)

    In 2019 the University Library of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich opened its largest subject library to date, the Philologicum. The new building unites ten libraries of the Faculty of Linguistics and Literature under one roof, offers 740 workspaces for different uses, and houses approx. 400.000 volumes. The new building structure was constructed, including a new façade where the 19th century walls had been destroyed during World War II and now unites several smaller subject libraries of the faculty within one large, modern subject library. Continue Reading