Library building planning tools

Tools are provided to help you plan your library building and determine the appropriate library location, size and layout for your community. 

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.

Evaluating your public library building

Information and tools to assist in evaluating your library building's functionality.

Library building brief

Templates to help write a library building brief.