Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations / Edition 4 by William W. Sannwald, Library Administration and Management Association Staff, Library Administration and Management Association Buildings & equipmen | | 9780838935064 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations / Edition 4

Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations / Edition 4

by William W. Sannwald, Library Administration and Management Association Staff, Library Administration and Management Association Buildings & equipmen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0838935060

ISBN-13: 9780838935064

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: American Library Association

The needs and functions of library buildings have certainly changed over the last decade, but the necessity for planning intelligently and thoroughly hasn't. In fact, tighter budgets and the complex demands of both library users and staff call for careful preparation now more than ever. Whether you're building from the ground up or simply remodeling, the success of

Overview

The needs and functions of library buildings have certainly changed over the last decade, but the necessity for planning intelligently and thoroughly hasn't. In fact, tighter budgets and the complex demands of both library users and staff call for careful preparation now more than ever. Whether you're building from the ground up or simply remodeling, the success of your project hinges on planning, coordination, and communication. This new update of Sannwald's classic guide will help you stay prepared and organized for every phase of your undertaking from conception through the dedication ceremony. Using a popular checklist format that ensures no detail is overlooked, this planner covers crucial considerations like

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) factors, structured to match the federal code;
sustainable design features, including sensors that save energy and water;
designing makerspaces, digital media labs, or leased library enterprises;
disaster and recovery planning;
creating quiet spaces;
collaborative collections and materials-handling efficiency; and important virtual presence aspects to bear in mind during physical space decisions.

Library managers, administrators, and facilities staff will find this book a matchless tool for any construction project regardless of size or complexity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838935064
Publisher:
American Library Association
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
183
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.00(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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