Planning tools

Every community is unique, and for local government the development of any type of public building must relate closely to the local community's needs, demands and aspirations.

For public libraries, the greatest emphasis remains on the services and collections provided and how a new or renovated building can meet the needs of the surrounding community.

In this section

Library building calculator

The calculator helps you determine an appropriate size for your library building and includes methods to allocate space to specific service areas.

Library building brief

Templates to help you outline the requirements for a library building.

Library location

Location of a public library should be based on the needs of the community.

Evaluating your public library building

Information and tools to assist in the evaluation of the library building's performance, services and facilities. Includes a section on customer feedback.