This section is intended to collect general interest resources, many of which may provide content relevant to more than one of the preceeding sections.
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Christopher S. (2015). Building with Purpose: A Quantitative Overview and Analysis of New U.S. Academic Library Construction, 2000–2014. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/publications/whitepapers/
Hauke, P., Niess, R., and Latimer, K. (2021). New libraries in old buildings: The creative reuse of disused structures. IFLA Publications. Berlin: De Gruyter Saur. https://www.degruyter.com/document/isbn/9783110679663/html
Head, A. (2016). Planning and Designing Academic Library Learning Spaces: Expert Perspectives of Architects, Librarians, and Library Consultants. https://projectinfolit.org/pubs/library-space-study/pil_libspace-study_2016-12-06.pdf
Karasic, V. (2016). From Commons to Classroom: The Evolution of Learning Spaces in Academic Libraries. Journal of Learning Spaces, 5(2), 53-60. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1152653.pdf
Mathews, B., and Soistmann, L. A. (2016). Encoding space: Shaping learning environments that unlock human potential. Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries. [https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/encoding-space-shaping-learning-environments-unlock-human-potential]
Stewart, C. (2010). The academic library building in the digital age: A study of construction, planning, and design of new library space. Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries. [https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/academic-library-building-digital-age-study-construction-planning-and-design-new-library].
Barclay, D. A., & Scott, E. D. (2011). The library renovation, maintenance, and construction handbook. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers. [https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/library-renovation-maintenance-and-construction-handbook]
EDUCAUSE Learning Space Rating System (LSRS) http://www.educause.edu/eli/initiatives/learning-space-rating-system
Sannwald, W. W. (2016). Checklist of library building design considerations. Chicago: American Library Association. [https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/checklist-library-building-design-considerations-sixth-edition]
Schlipf, F., and Moorman, J.A. (2018). The practical handbook of library architecture: Creating building spaces that work. Chicago: ALA Editions. [https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/practical-handbook-library-architecture-creating-building-spaces-work]