Community Libraries, Planning Guidelines Study, Alberta - 1981
Client: Alberta Culture
Building type: Culture/Recreation
We prepared a handbook of guidelines for the planning of community libraries. The information was designed for those responsible for decision-making regarding the role, size, content and cost of a new or expanded library. We visited several libraries throughout Alberta, reviewed available literature, and researched planning, design and funding processes. The handbook was organized into three major sections: the Facilities Planning Process, that outlined Initiation, Feasibility, Programming, Design and Construction stages; Requirements for Library Facilities, that presented information on the site, spatial relationships, requirements for individual spaces, and technical design guidelines; and finally, a series of Appendices containing background information. Completed in 1981.