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A peek inside Paris’ most secret library

Guarded by a fortress of medieval walls cut from thick ominous sandstone, … more

A Subway Library

Have you ever found yourself without a book during a lengthy commute? … more

Dustbin man builds free library of thrown away books

A dustbin man in Bogota in Colombia, who never studied further than … more

The growing number of students using tablets and laptops, and lecturers using digital whiteboards and video conferencing, is also driving the shift.

Universities undergo “quiet revolution” as they switch to open-plan learning

Haworth report finds… Haworth white papers: higher education institutes around the world … more

A sculptural multi-media library in France

Architect Jean-Pierre Lott has completed a sculptural multi-media library in Vitrolles — … more

Paul our Director of Design explores Milan Design Week 2017

Once again the madness and the magic has exploded at Salone del … more

Istanbul’s historic Beyazit Public Library

The restoration of Istanbul’s Beyazit public library, with its rare book collection, … more

10 shelving designs that are perfect for book lovers

Check out these innovative ways designers have stored books, from bookshelf staircases … more

Former National Library of France reopens after a decade of renovation work

The former site of France’s National Library has reopened after years of … more

An X shaped library in Normandy

OMA and Barcode Architects have unveiled their completed Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville … more

The new public library of Constitucion

Ravaged by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake in 2010, the small coastal town … more

The school of the future has opened in Finland

Child psychologists have long argued that changing the approach we take to … more

How did the most beautiful library in America get demolished?

The old Public library of Cincinnati was the sort of place you … more

The Book Rescuers

A small collection of photos in the LIFE Archives show the sheer … more

To the Bookmobile! The library on wheels of yesteryear…

Long before Amazon was bringing books to your doorstep, there was the … more

Disused sales pavilion becomes a library

Sales pavilions are usually temporary, mock-up style buildings used to sell apartments … more

A river of books winds through Toronto

Toronto’s ‘Nuit Blanche’ (a night time arts festival) was the perfect event … more

Contemporary revamp of Oxford University Library

London-based, Wilkinson Eyre Arcitects created a dramatic lightwell and a rooftop reading … more

Chance encounters inside Kansas Business School

Global firm Gensler has completed a university building in Kansas that consists … more

19th century theatre converted into a bookstore

‘El Ateneo Grand Splendid’ in Buenos Aires opened in 1919 as a … more

Interacting with spaces; learning by doing

A leading interior construction company in Latin America, Arquitectura e Interiores (AEI), … more

A library and a cake shop

Schemata Architects have completed their second renovation project for experimental Tokyo based … more

Mirrored library reflects books

Architecture firm XL-Muse has completed ‘Yangzhou Zhongshuge’, a library located in Zhen … more

Secret library in converted English barn

A book-lined room is concealed behind secret doors in this 17th-century barn … more

‘Book Mountain’ – a library contained within a glass pyramid 

Completed in 2012 by MVRDV Architects, Spijkenisse Library, south of Rotterdam, contains five … more

Libraries are for people; good libraries are about ‘the people fit.’

  See our full range of counters and help stations. More on … more

Temple University’s new library

Following a recent groundbreaking ceremony in Philadelphia, Temple University’s new library designed … more

Surrey City Library in Vancouver

Bing Thom Architects has completed a library near Vancouver, featuring angled concrete … more

A travelling gallery space and library

‘Proyectos Impala’ is a refurbished trailer container that is used as a … more

University in China embraces an ‘Active Learning Environment’

Designed to embrace diversity, interaction and knowledge sharing, Scandinavian practice Schmidt Hammer … more

AIA announces seven winners of library design awards

A library that spans a river and a 1970s building wrapped in … more

The National Library of Israel

The National Library of Israel — a completely new building designed by … more

The Niki de Saint-Phalle Education Complex

Constructed in Saint-Denis, France, Paul Le Quernec Architects has designed the ‘Niki … more

Culture centre’s lobby designed to explore, relax and collaborate

Within the Asia Culture Centre (ACC) in Gwangju, South Korea, Matali Crasset … more

The Darling Exchange: A spiraling civic centre for Sydney

Kengo Kuma is set to complete his first building in Australia after … more

Children’s library in Tanzania

The ‘Njoro Children’s Library’ is located in Mailisita, on the lower slopes … more