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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
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 calculator to allocate service spaces within an existing area.
Templates to help you outline the requirements for a library building.
Location of a public library should be based on the needs of the community.
Information and tools to assist in evaluating your library building's functionality. Includes a section on customer feedback.