Tag Archives: library spaces we love

Library spaces we love: Seattle Public Library’s Central Library

Today’s post comes from ILN Program Coordinator, Amy Barker Seattle Public Library’s Central Library I visited this library on a trip to the US back in 2006 and was struck by the approach to space, the openness and the bold use of colour. Some areas are very intimate and cosy while others are vertigo inducing […]

Library Spaces We Love: Library spaces and favourite features

Today’s post comes for our ILN Country Coordinator for the UK, Helen Murphy. Until a few months ago I spent quite a lot of time working in an Elizabethan chained library. (No kidding). It’s the Old Library at Trinity Hall in Cambridge. It was built in 1590, and was basically untouched ever since: everything was […]

Library spaces we love: a few libraries from Poland

Today’s post comes from ILN Country Coordinator for Poland, Magdalena Gomułka In truth I could not choose the one library space. There are a lot of places in Poland which are worthy to talk about. Lots of them have a unique architecture, an impressive collection or a modern technology. Places, I would like to share with […]

Twitter Chat on Library Design – Thursday 27th March

In addition to participating in our peer-mentoring program, you can now get involved with the ILN by joining in our Twitter chats. Each twitter chat will have a defined topic, connected to our regular discussion topics and throughout the chat we will pose questions related to the topic to help feed the conversation. To participate […]

Library spaces we love: Utrecht University Library & Westerville Public Library

Today’s post comes from the ILN’s Country Coordinator for Macedonia, Rozita Petrinska Labudovikj  My favourite space in public libraries is the children’s space, and in academic libraries – the reading rooms. Academic library One of my favourite academic libraries is the Utrecht University Library in Utrecht, the Netherlands, mostly because of its design and richness of […]

Library spaces we love: library@chinatown

Today’s post comes to us from Clare McKenzie, one of the ILN Program Coordinators. One of the highlights of my trip to the WLIC2013 in Singapore was the opportunity to look at some of the local libraries. The visit that has stayed with me the longest, and raised the most questions for me was the […]

Library spaces we love: The Edge

Todays’  post comes from Bekti (Uti) Mulatiningsih the ILN Indonesia coordinator: My favourite library is The Edge, located in Brisbane, Australia. The Edge is an initiative of State Library of Queensland. Actually, The Edge is not a ‘library’ but it is a youth centre aims to empowering the community to explore creative experimentation. There are many cool facilities available at the […]