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Appendix F - Facilities and Equipment

Do your facilities and equipment support the full range of your services? Facilities and equipment are designed to carry out the full range of services to meet the needs of the community as determined by the library's long-range plan. Facilities need to allow for flexibility of service, for growth, and for changing priorities in service. Libraries that are conveniently and visibly located, accessible to all members of the community, comfortable, and safe invite users inside to take advantages of library services.

Facilities & Building Resources



  • Checklist of Library Design Considerations by William Sannwald. Chicago, ALA 2008.
  • Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities by Steve Albrecht, ALA Editions, 2015.
  • Public Library Space Needs and Alternatives Study, Standford University.


Disaster Planning


  • The IESNA Lighting Handbook, by David Dilaura, et. al. New York: Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, 2011.

Green Buildings: Conservation and Energy Efficiency