Updated November, 2018
In addition to local studies, planners may want to consult studies which outline how users will likely use the space, considering the various types of library users as well as the role of technology. These sites are recommended:
ACRL. Academic Library Building Design: Resources for Planning. https://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/Academic_Library_Building_Design:_Resources_for_Planning
Chan, Diana L.H., and Gabrielle K.W. Wong (2013). If You Build it, They Will Come: An Intra-institutional User Engagement Process in the Learning Commons. New Library World, Vol. 114 Issue 1-2: 44-53. doi: 10.1108/03074801311291956
Coleman, Roger, Clarkson, John and Julia Cassim (2016). Design for Inclusivity: A Practical Guide to Accessible, Innovative and User-Centered Design. CRC Press.
Dell’Era, Claudio and Paolo Landoni (2014), Living Lab: A Methodology between User-Centered Design and Participatory Design. Creativity and Innovation Management, 23: 137–154. doi:10.1111/caim.12061
Dempsey, Lorcan (2015). The Library in the Life of the User. OCLC Presentation. https://www.slideshare.net/lisld/the-library-in-the-life-of-the-user
ELI Learning Spaces (e-book, freely available)https://www.educause.edu/research-and-publications/books/learning-spaces This e-book has chapters on many aspects of learning space design, emphasizing learning principles, student needs and behaviors, technology and case studies. See especially Chapters 1-13.
Foster, Nancy Fried, editor. (2014). Participatory Design in Libraries. https://www.clir.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/pub155.pdf
Foster, Nancy Fried and Susan Gibbons, editors. (2007) Studying Students: The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester. Association of College and Research Libraries, http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/publications/booksanddigitalresources/digital/Foster-Gibbons_cmpd.pdf
Grummon, P.T.H. (2009). Best Practices in Learning Space Design: Engaging Users. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, Vol. 32 No. 1. https://er.educause.edu/articles/2009/3/best-practices-in-learning-space-design-engaging-users
McGlynn, Megan, Amanda Peters, and Shae Rafferty. (2012) If You Build It, Will they Come? Library Learning Spaces and Technology. EDUCAUSE Review. Oct 31. https://er.educause.edu/articles/2012/11/if-you-build-it-will-they-come-library-learning-spaces-and-technology
Montgomery, Susan E, editor. (2017) Assessing Library Space for Learning. Rowman & Littlefield
OCLC. Perceptions of Libraries: Context and Community. (2010) https://www.oclc.org/content/dam/oclc/reports/2010perceptions/2010perceptions_all.pdf
Proffitt, Merrilee, Michalko, James and Melissa Renspie (2015). Shaping the Library to the Life of the User: Adapting, Empowering, Partnering, Engaging. OCLC Summary. http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/2015/oclcresearch-shaping-library-to-life-of-user-2015.html
Schmidt, Aaron and Amanda Etches (2014). Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to Your Library. Chicago: American Library Association.
Searing, Susan E., and Karla Stover Lucht (2006). The Library as Place: The Changing Nature and Enduring Appeal of Library Buildings and Spaces. UI Current LIS Clips: A current awareness service for the library and information community.
Part I, General topics and non-academic libraries. Internet Archive URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20070107121636/http://clips.lis.uiuc.edu/2006_09_print.html.
Part 2, Academic and research libraries. Internet Archive URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20090420170803/http://clips.lis.illinois.edu/2006_09P2.html. This site includes many summaries and pointers to key articles and documents, with some focusing on users.
Wilson, Chauncey (2014). Interview Techniques for UX Practitioners: A User-Centered Design Method. Elsevier.