Libraries and Learning Resource Centres is a comprehensive reference text examining the changing role and design of library buildings. Critical evaluations of international case studies demonstrate the principles of library design.Available for the first time in full colour, the second edition of the work focuses particularly on the important question of access and design in public libraries. Updated case studies and technical data allow the professional architect to use the book directly in planning library projects.Providing guidance on balancing the needs of the collection and the user, Libraries and Learning Resource Centres will be of value to all professional architects involved in library planning.* Still the only book to provide comprehensive coverage of library design from an international perspective, giving a much wider range of design information than other publications.* Gives practical guidance on the most important aspects of library design: balancing the needs of the collection and the needs of the user.* Includes technical data in relation to building standards for the professional architect.