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Planning tools

Tools to help plan your library building

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 library building calculator includes the population calculator to determine the minimum library area , the service calculator to estimate library size based on population, collection size and services to be offered, and the renovation calcaulator to allocate service spaces within an existing area.

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 evaluating your library building's functionality. Includes a section on customer feedback.