Library building planning tools

Tools are provided to help determine the appropriate library location and size for your community. Calculations are based on population and services to be offered. Local factors are used to inform site decisions.

Population based library calculator

Instructions for the population calculator to help determine a minimum recommended library area based on the catchment population.

Service based library calculator

Instructions for the service based calculator to help tailor library spaces for community needs and services to be offered.

Library renovation calculator

Instructions for the renovation calculator to allocate service spaces within an existing area.

Library location

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