The State Library’s popular guide to planning and building public libraries, People Places, has been relaunched online, making it easier to access.
This practical resource is endorsed as a national standard guide by ALIA (the Australian Library and Information Association) and includes tools that take library staff step-by-step through the process of creating contemporary and inclusive spaces for their community, including:
- evaluating current library buildings
- consulting with communities and stakeholders
- assessing locations
- planning and allocating spaces
- developing briefs for architects.