Renewing Our Libraries: Case Studies in Re-Planning and Refurbishment

Renewing Our Libraries: Case Studies in Re-Planning and Refurbishment

by Michael Dewe
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Taylor & Francis
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Renewing Our Libraries: Case Studies in Re-Planning and Refurbishment

With the wish to heighten their profile, modernize their environment and increase use, libraries in the UK have refurbished and, where necessary and possible, extended their existing buildings. Although much has been achieved in this regard across the UK, more continues and needs to be accomplished. The case-studies in this book provide librarians, architects and others with examples of what has been undertaken and highlight the policies, processes, design issues—and the problems that have been overcome—leading to successful library refurbishments. While the case studies are mainly drawn from the UK and cover a variety of library types, the book has wider international appeal and includes case studies drawn from Ireland, Sweden and the USA.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754673392
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction: renewing our libraries—forces for change, Michael Dewe; Part 1 Heritage Library Buildings—Enhancing the Past for the Present: Leek library, Staffordshire: listed, linked and limited—opening up service and perception in a Victorian building, Hilary Jackson and Alan Medway; Long Eaton library, Derbyshire: an art nouveau gem reborn, Robert Gent and Don Gibbs; Torquay library, Torbay: refurbishing an art deco style building, Katie Lusty. Part 2 New Styles of Provision—Widening the Library Role: Winchester Discovery Centre, Hampshire: discovery centre and more, Richard Ward; National Library of Wales: the visitor experience project, Mark Mainwaring. Part 3 Remaking University Libraries—Creating Modern Learning and Research Environments: Kenrick library, Birmingham City University: from dismal to a dynamic refurbishment, Judith Andrews; Glasgow University library: from book warehouse to lighthouse for study, Helen Durndell; Hartley library, University of Southampton: from accretion to integration, 2002-2007, Mark Brown and Richard Wake. Part 4 Extending the Library—Modernizing and Adding Space: Dublin City library and archive: from concept to reality, Deirdre Ellis-King; The London library: changing to stay the same but expansion and renewal, Inez T.P.A. Lynn; Malmö city library, Sweden: beauty vs. efficiency—planning for user and staff needs, Gunilla Petterson; Waterford central library: a space for all, Jane Cantwell. Part 5 Library Refurbishment Programmes—Forging Templates for Building Renewal: Barnsley central library: there and back—remaking libraries, Kathryn Green, Jane Lee and Wendy Mann; Coalville, Birstall and Enderby libraries, Leicestershire: case studies in renewal, Margaret Bellamy; North Yorkshire libraries: creating a new library brand, Julie Blaisdale; Lowestoft, Stowmarket, Lakenheath and Felixstowe libraries, Suffolk: refurbishments that are prize-winners, Mike Ellwood. Part 6 (1) Snapshots: Some Refurbishment Case Studies In Brief (2) Case Studies Reviewed: Snapshots: some refurbishment case studies in brief, Michael Dewe and Alan Clark; Case studies reviewed, Michael Dewe; Bibliography; Index.

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