Updated October 2021
American Library Association. (2018). American Libraries Buyers Guide. http://americanlibrariesbuyersguide.com/
American Library Association. (2015). Building libraries and library additions: A selected annotated bibliography. (ALA Library Fact Sheet 11). https://libguides.ala.org/
Library Leadership and Management Association. (2011). Building blocks for planning functional library space. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow.
Primary Research Group. (2012). Survey of library furniture acquisition practices. New York: Primary Research Group.
Polger, M. (2021). Library signage and wayfinding design. Chicago: American Library Association.
Schlipf, F. (2020). Constructing library buildings that work. Chicago: ALA Editions.
Schlipf, F., & Moorman, J.A. (2018). The practical handbook of library architecture: Creating building spaces that work. Chicago: ALA Editions.
Whole Building Design Guide Staff. (2017). Academic library. http://www.wbdg.org/building-types/libraries/academic-library
When planning for furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) it is important that leadership and planners consider the following factors:
· Technology management: wire management, adequacy to support desired hosting hardware. Powered vs. non powered workstations. Availability of power for patron use. Ability to support user devices brought into the space. Flexibility of power provision (floor grid; raised floor).
Many of the sites in the Precedents section (above) address library furnishings. Vendors are also available at the American Library Association Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences and are conveniently listed alphabetically and by category in those conference program guides.