Libraries are continuing to respond to the changing needs of their communities by expanding their services and updating their spaces. Our designers are always looking for ways to help libraries fulfill those needs, and they’ve identified six furniture pieces that hit the mark with more access to power, more space to collaborate and multipurpose flexibility. Keep reading to see what furniture pieces made them say “Wow!”
See how Hartland South Elementary School updated their STEM lab with mobile tables and collaborative furnishings and took their library space from old and outdated to modern and exciting.
Your users are looking for a place to collaborate, to share ideas and brainstorm to get projects done. The library is the perfect place for people to gather and work together — but what’s the best way to help facilitate this idea sharing? Learn from seasoned expert Traci Lesneski about what to consider when designing collaborative spaces and the key features your users are looking for.
What does it mean to design a 21st century library? How do you make so many stakeholders happy? Margaret Sullivan, a Principal at Margaret Sullivan Studio, breaks it down for you. Tune in for 10 essential places every public library needs to foster community.
Every makerspace and every library is different. Learn the questions experts ask when assessing the best way to integrate a makerspace into a new or existing library. Architect Tiffany Nash gives you guidance to get you on your way.
When Massapequa school officials got an idea, they made it a reality in a big way. See how they updated 6 of their elementary libraries with modern makerspaces and started seeing positive learning outcomes as a result.
The Studio at Anythink Libraries in Colorado embraces the philosophy that customers thrive when given the chance to collaborate with others and become creators. By providing tools, programming, and guidance from artists in residence, The Studio is providing customers with opportunities to pursue their passions.
From choosing the tech tools to naming the space, teens were involved every step of the way in designing The Mix, San Francisco Public Library’s ultimate teen experience. Take a visual tour of The Mix’s 4,000+ square feet of designated space for teens to invent, create, study and just plain mess around.
When it was time to redesign the academic library at Holy Cross College, in Bury, UK, planners knew they needed a space that would meet everyone’s needs — individual study spaces, collaborative learning environments and technology. See their approach.
Taking its cue from the shared society of today, Co-op is all about bringing people together and inspiring one another to achieve more. This modular lounge system offers a variety of ways to create a semi-private workspace ideal for collaboration.
Moto is a modular lounge series that offers a variety of components to support casual interaction, social gathering, and collaborative work environments. Organic shapes and soft curves appeal to the youthful vibe on college campuses and in the workplace.
As diversely modern as they are exceptionally efficient, Speakeasy meeting tables prove to be as useful as they come. In addition to featuring a tailor-made base design for wire management, the collection also boasts a number of power technology options. Available in seated as well as standing heights, along with a variety of shapes and…
Taking inspiration from a rock quarry, designers have the flexibility to move pieces around while supporting many seating postures to create natural, organic spaces. Four distinct, complementary models in eight upholstery options can be stitched two ways, depending on the fabric, with a poly or felt glide, mimicking a rock fissure and further defining the…
Library makerspaces are rich in possibilities and opportunities for today’s communities. Learn more about creating your own engaging, effective space.
Designed for the modern collaborative gathering, private conversation, or the simple need for solitude to meet a deadline, Intima Modular sets the tone for professional and personal productivity. Ideal for higher education, public library, and other community spaces, the collection delivers innovation, intimacy and sophistication in this dynamic era of open space engagement. As individual…
At Demco’s What’s Next Forum leading library directors from around the nation gather to share their insights about library trends. See what they shared.
These days everyone is on a mobile device (or two). How does it affect library design? Discover the physical space needs that go along with mobile devices.
Digital media labs and makerspaces continue to be relatively new and popular additions to public libraries. We have been fortunate to be able to learn from the early adopters who originated the basic ideas around what these spaces can mean to the library. This experience has helped provide many resources available to help you plan…
Madison Public Library encourages visitors of the newly renovated Central Library to be inquisitive, creative, and willing to learn. There are plenty of opportunities as this dynamic library features something for everyone: quiet reading or study spaces, ample internet access on various devices, an enormous whimsical children’s area, teen center, local history room, makerspace, digital media lab, and much more!