Document Type


Publication Date

Summer 2012

Publication Title

Texas Library Journal


Texas Library Association


Larger library building projects usually require an architect to manage design and construction, but these days many libraries find that the results of space planning often are implemented in smaller less-expensive pieces rather than a single large project. Many of these projects involve repurposing space freed from shelving or other uses, where the total of the project is to remove the shelves and
place new furniture. Further, many have realized that architects and engineers
are expensive, and when it comes to renovating an open space, it may be
possible to use internal library staff to complete the project. Here are some ideas
to help with planning and designing limited design projects.


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