(1 Jul 2021) About the book:
New Libraries in Old Buildings — Creative Reuse*
Edited by: Petra Hauke, Karen Latimer and Robert Niess
Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Saur, 2021
(IFLA Publications; No 180)
This book focuses on difficulties and opportunities in revitalization of old, derelict or abandoned buildings into a library and investigates the transformation of buildings which originally had a different purpose.
The publication shows worldwide best practice examples from different types of libraries in historic environments, both urban and rural, while maintaining a focus on sustainability concerning the architecture and interior design.
“Sustainability and environmental awareness are key issues globally and the library world is committed to playing its part in protecting the planet. Implementing sustainable strategies is now well established in many libraries but the new book published on behalf of IFLA’s Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Section (ENSULIB) together with IFLA’s Library Buildings and Equipment Section (LBES) takes the concept one step further. Sensitively transforming existing historic buildings into exciting, functional and beautiful libraries is both challenging and fulfilling.” (Preface)
*The book is available in print format and online with open access, generously sponsored by IFLA!