Checklist Of Library Building Design Considerations / Edition 5

Checklist Of Library Building Design Considerations / Edition 5

by William W. Sannwald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0838909787

ISBN-13: 9780838909782

Pub. Date: 01/01/2009

Publisher: ALA Editions

Planning construction of a new library facility or renovation of an existing one can be a daunting task. With the new fifth edition of his Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations, veteran library administrator and construction consultant William Sannwald guides librarians and other members of a building design team through the stages of the design

Overview

Planning construction of a new library facility or renovation of an existing one can be a daunting task. With the new fifth edition of his Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations, veteran library administrator and construction consultant William Sannwald guides librarians and other members of a building design team through the stages of the design process. Updated materials include A new chapter on sustainable design, including issues of site selection, air quality, and energy and water efficiency New sections on wireless networking, information commons and media production and presentation labs Updated treatment of special collections and materials handling systems A new section on disaster planning ADA Accessibility Guidelines section reorganized to match structure of the federal statute Because construction projects are complex and sometimes unwieldy, Sannwald's checklist format provides a clear, concise way of itemizing the issues, helping your construction project run as smoothly as possible!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838909782
Publisher:
ALA Editions
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
835,133
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1Building Planning and Architecture1
A.Indicators of Dissatisfaction with Existing Facilities1
B.Institutional Planning Team2
C.Determining Space Needs3
D.Joint Use Considerations5
E.Alternatives to New Construction6
F.Selecting a Library Building Consultant7
G.Choosing an Architect8
H.Choosing a Contractor12
I.Architectural Design14
J.Sustainable Design17
2Library Site Selection20
A.General Conditions20
B.Location22
C.Accessibility23
D.Size24
E.Environmental Issues25
3General Exterior Considerations27
A.Landscaping27
B.Parking29
C.Building Exterior31
D.Roof32
E.Bicycle Racks33
F.Flagpole33
G.Exterior Signage34
H.Delivery36
I.Book Returns38
4Interior Organization of Library Buildings40
A.Entrance40
B.Circulation Desk Facilities43
C.Reference Facilities47
D.Children's Facilities51
E.Young Adult Facilities55
F.Multimedia Facilities56
G.Special Collections/Rare Books/Archives58
H.Literacy Center61
I.Meeting and Seminar Rooms62
J.Convenience Facilities66
K.Library Store69
L.Displays71
M.Interior Signage73
N.Workroom/Offices75
O.Staff Lounge78
P.Friends of the Library79
Q.Interior Storage81
R.Remote Storage Facilities82
5Compliance with ADA Accessibility Guidelines84
A.Parking, Curb Cuts, and Ramps84
B.Entrances89
C.Accessible Routes within the Building91
D.Interior Doors92
E.Surfaces93
F.Lifts and Elevators94
G.Drinking Fountains96
H.Rest Rooms--General97
I.Rest Rooms with Stalls99
J.Rest Rooms--Single Rooms101
K.Rest Rooms--Unisex102
L.Alarms103
M.Signage104
N.Controls and Operating Mechanisms106
O.Telephones107
P.Card Catalogs and Magazine Displays108
Q.Book Stacks109
R.Reading, Study, Bibliographic, and Service Areas109
S.Meeting Rooms110
T.Building Facilities111
6Telecommunications, Electrical, and Miscellaneous Equipment113
A.General Considerations113
B.Telecommunications Entrances and Closets114
C.Horizontal Pathways116
D.Cabling and Outlets117
E.Electrical Power119
F.Workstation Equipment120
G.Telephone System122
H.Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment124
7Interior Design and Finishes126
A.Service Desks126
B.Seating128
C.Tables131
D.Lighting132
E.Windows133
F.Flooring135
G.Walls136
H.Color138
I.Equipment List139
8Book Stacks and Shelving145
A.Conventional Stationary Stacks and Shelving145
B.Movable-Aisle Compact Shelving149
C.Automatic Retrieval Systems151
9Building Systems152
A.HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) System152
B.Lighting154
C.Noise157
D.Plumbing and Rest Rooms159
E.Elevators and Escalators161
10Safety and Security162
A.General162
B.External Security163
C.Internal Security164
D.Fire Safety165
11Maintenance of Library Building and Property167
A.Graffiti167
B.Building Materials168
C.Custodial Facilities169
D.Groundskeeper Facilities170
E.Trash Enclosures171
12Building Occupancy and Post-Occupancy Evaluation172
A.Moving172
B.Getting Ready for Occupancy173
C.Post-Occupancy Evaluation174
13Groundbreaking and Dedication Ceremonies176
A.Planning176
B.Event Checklist178
Bibliography181

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