Updated June 2023
Barclay, D. A., & Scott, E. D. (2011). The Library renovation, maintenance, and construction handbook. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.
Bazillion, R. & Braun, C. (2001). Academic libraries as high-tech gateways: A guide to space & design decisions. Chicago: American Library Association.
Carr, M. & Carr, S. (2013). The greening of America's libraries: LEEDing the way. ACRL & LLAMA. Chicago: American Library Association.
Chronicle of Higher Education. (2020). Rethinking campus spaces: How to prepare for the future of learning and work.
Deyrup, Marta Mestrovic (Ed.). (2016). Creating the high-functioning library space: expert advice from librarians, architects, and designers. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC.
Doucett, Elizabeth. (2020). 100+ ideas to inspire smart spaces and creative places. ALA Editions.
Freeman, G., & Council on Library and Information Resources. (2005). Library as place: Rethinking roles, rethinking space (Perspectives on the evolving library). Washington, D.C.: Council on Library and Information Resources.
Gisolfi, P. (2018). Collaborative library design: From planning to impact. Chicago: American Library Association.
Griffey, J., Kung, J. Y. C., Bradley, J., Tomlin, P., Mathews, B., & ALA TechSource. (2018). Library spaces and smart buildings: Technology, metrics, and iterative design. Chicago: ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association.
Hamilton, A. (2015). Library expansion/renovation checklist: Creating today's ARC takes more than forty days and forty nights. Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries : Library Leadership & Management Association.
Hickerson, T. H., Lippincott, J. K., * Crema, L. (2022). Designing libraries for the 21st century. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, an imprint of the American Library Association. Available at: https://www.ala.org/acrl/
Kellert, S. (2018). Nature by design: The practice of biophilic design. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
Kellert, S., Heerwagen, J., & Mador, M. (2008). Biophilic design: The theory, science, and practice of bringing buildings to life. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.
Khan, A. (2022). Better by Design: An introduction to planning and designing a new library. London: Facet Publishing.
Kowalsky, M., & Woodruff, J. (2017). Creating inclusive library environments: A planning guide for serving patrons with disabilities. Chicago: ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association.
Kroski, E. (Ed.). (2017). The Makerspace librarian's sourcebook. Chicago: ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association.
Margeton, S. (2017). Designing law and other academic libraries: Building upon change. Getsville, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Company.
Mathews, B., Soistmann, L., & Association of College and Reference Libraries (U.S.). (2016). Encoding space: Shaping learning environments that unlock human potential. Chicago: ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association).
Moore, D., II,, & Shoaf, E. (2018). Planning optimal library spaces: Principles, processes, and practices. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
Piotrowicz, L. & Osgood, S. (2010). Building science 101: A primer for librarians. Chicago: American Library Association.
Redesigning the college library. (2018) New York: Primary Research Group.
Sannwald, W. W. (2016). Checklist of library building design considerations. Chicago: ALA Editions.
Schlipf, F. (2020). Constructing library buildings that work. Chicago: ALA Editions.
Schlipf, F. & Moorman, J. (2018). The practical handbook of library architecture: Creating building spaces that work. Chicago: ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association.
Schmidt, A. & Etches, A. (2014). Useful, usable, desirable: Applying user experience design to your library. Chicago: ALA Editions.
Sternberg, E. (2010). Healing spaces : The science of place and well-being (First Harvard University Press paperback ed.). Cambridge,Massachusetts.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Stewart, C. (2010). The Academic library building in the digital age: A study of construction, planning, and design of new library space. Chicago, Ill.: Association of College and Research Libraries.
Vinjamur, D. (2020). Library space planning guide. Chicago, Ill.: Public Library Association.
Watson, W. (2010). Better library and learning spaces: projects, trends, and ideas. London: Facet Publishing.
Wilson, E. (1984). Biophilia. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Woodward, J. (2010). Countdown to a new library: Managing the building project. Chicago: American Library Association.
Yee, R. (2012). Educational environments. 5. New York: Visual Profile Books.
Asher, A. D. (2017). Space Use in the Commons: Evaluating a Flexible Library Environment. Evidence Based Library & Information Practice, 12(2), 68–89. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lxh&AN=123925728&site=ehost-live
Bedi, S., & Webb, J. (2017). Through the Students’ Lens: Photographic Methods for Research in Library Spaces. Evidence Based Library & Information Practice, 12(2), 15–35. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lxh&AN=123925736&site=ehost-live
Bieraugel, M., & Neil, S. (2017). Ascending Bloom’s Pyramid: Fostering Student Creativity and Innovation in Academic Library Spaces. College & Research Libraries, 78(1), 35–52. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.78.1.35
Blummer, Barbara, Kenton, Jeffrey. (2017). Learning Commons in Academic Libraries: Discussing Themes in the Literature from 2001 to the Present. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 23(4), 329-352. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lxh&AN=126456111&site=ehost-live
Dexter, N., Mullenbach, J., Lorbeer, E., Rand, D., Wilcox, M., & Long, B. (2019). Building new twenty-first century medical school libraries from the ground up: challenges, experiences, and lessons learned. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 107(1), 6-15. Retrieved from: DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.493
Eldermire, E. (2019). Data-driven space planning: using Suma to collect data. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 107(4), 611-612. Retrieved from: DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.757
Elmborg, J. K. (2011). Libraries as the Spaces Between Us: Recognizing and Valuing the Third Space. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 50(4), 338–350. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lxh&AN=61993845&site=ehost-live
Guevara, Senovia. (2018). Redefining Library Space. Computers in Libraries, 38(7), 4-8. Retrieved from
Hillman, Christina, Blackburn, Kourtney, Shamp, Kaitlyn, & Nunez, Chenisvel (2017). User-focused, User-led: Space Assessment to Transform a Small Academic Library. Evidence Based Library & Information Practice, 12(4), 41-61. Retrieved from
Hollandsworth, Bobby. (2018). Library Space in the Digital Age. Against the Grain, 30(3), 1-12. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lxh&AN=132458544&site=ehost-live (full-text: https://against-the-grain.com/2018/07/v30-3-library-space-in-the-digital-age/ )
Kahn, M., & Underwood, P. (2018). Space planning in libraries: for students, by students. Education for Information, 34(2), 163-174. Retrieved from: DOI: 10.3233/EFI-180177
Kane, C.M., & Mahoney, M.H. (2020). Using evidence-based library space planning for long-term student success. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 26(2-4), 291-303. Retrieved from: DOI: 10.1080/13614533.2020.1785517
Latimer, K. 2050: a library space odyssey: planning the future library. (2018). Legal Information Management, 18(4), 203-209. Retrieved from: DOI: 10.1017/S1472669618000439
Ojala, M. (2008). "Libraries as Place and Space: An IFLA Satellite Conference." Information Today, vol. 26, no. 9, 34-35. Retrieved from EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? direct=true&db=buh&AN=44408421&site=ehost-live.
Oliveira, Silas M. (2018). Trends in Academic Library Space: From book boxes to learning commons. Open Information Science, 2(1), 59-74. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eoah&AN=46157347&site=ehost-live
Ozburn, L., Kirk, J., & Eastman, T. (2020). Creating collaborative library spaces through partnerships with campus organizations. Journal of Library Administration, 60(6), 600-612. Retrieved from: DOI: 10.1080/01930826.2020.1748432
Prentice, K. & Argyropoulos, E. (2018). Library space: assessment and planning through a space utilization study. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 37(2), 132-141. Retrieved from: DOI: 10.1080/02763869.2018.1439213
Sarjeant-Jenkins, Rachel. (2018). A Position of Strength: The Value of Evidence and Change Management in Master Plan Development. Library Leadership & Management, 33(1), 1-14. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lxh&AN=133494593&site=ehost-live (full-text: https://journals.tdl.org/llm/index.php/llm/article/view/7316 )
Schlipf, F., & Moorman, J. A. (2018). REPURPOSE WITH A PURPPOSE: Converting nonlibrary spaces into public libraries. American Libraries, 49(9/10/2018), 34–39. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lxh&AN=131666846&site=ehost-live
Sens, T., & Moll, K. (2021). University library research results: what you don't know might hurt you. University Business. Retrieved from: https://universitybusiness.com/university-library-research-results-what-you-dont-know-might-hurt-you/
Spencer, M.E. & Watstein, S.B. (2017) "Academic library spaces: advancing student success and helping students thrive." portal: Libraries and the Academy. 17 (2), 389-402. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2017.0024.
Tewell, E., Mullins, K., Tomlin, N., & Dent, V. (2017). Learning about Student Research Practices through an Ethnographic Investigation: Insights into Contact with Librarians and Use of Library Space. Evidence Based Library & Information Practice, 12(4), 78–101. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lxh&AN=127615055&site=ehost-live
Wortman, B. (2012). What Are They Doing and What Do They Want: The Library Spaces Customer Survey at Edmonton Public Library. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library & Information Practice & Research, 7(2), 1–22. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lxh&AN=84663608&site=ehost-live
Stewart, C. (2015). Building with purpose: A Quantitative overview and analysis of new U.S. academic library construction, 2000–2014. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/
Web Sites and Webcasts:
Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice with Essential Areas to Research. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/
Library Leadership Administration & Management Association (Producer). (2018). Evolution of Library Interiors: How Design Supports the Expanding Role of Libraries [Video webinar], Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/llama/ala-iida-webinar-1-30-18
ACRL-Choice webinar, "Physical Spaces, Transition Tactics, and a Look at the Data," which is sponsored by Taylor & Francis. https://youtu.be/p8bAVfCkbSQ
Tutorials website: https://www.utc.edu/
Database tip sheets: https://guides.lib.
A few interactive tutorials:
http://anfarch.org/ Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture
ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Award
LLAMA ALA/AIA Library Building Awards