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Library Design Resources

This is a guide to the literature on the design of libraries. It includes basic research tools, historical sources, and strategies for finding materials at UC Berkeley and on the Internet. Consult the Environmental Design Library reference staff for further information. UC Berkeley faculty, registered students, and staff who are off campus may use items marked UCB Only or UC Only connecting via the Library's Proxy Service or the Virtual Private Network (VPN).

  • Reference - Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Directories, Standards
  • Search Terms to locate books & articles
  • Indexes for articles
  • Design
  • Research Guides
  • Human Dimension / Ergonomics
  • Post Occupancy Evaluation
  • Books - for the history of libraries
  • Journals - selected
  • Projects / Sites
  • Links
  • Originally compiled by Susan Koskinen. Content reviewed:

    Reference

    DICTIONARIES & ENCYCLOPEDIAS - for terminology, finding general information, names, dates

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    DIRECTORIES - for lists of libraries and museums, includes national and international

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    STANDARDS - for planning and designing facilities, includes standard elements, equipment and dimensions

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    Use these search terms for finding books in OskiCat & Melvyl & articles in the indexes

    Academic libraries--
    Human-computer interaction
    Human engineering
    Libraries--
    Libraries--Space utilization
    Libraries and education--Research
    Library architecture--
    Library architecture--California--San Francisco
    Library buildings--
    Library buildings--California--San Francisco--
    Evaluation
    Library buildings--Design and construction
    Library planning
    Public libraries--
    Public libraries--evaluation
    Science museums--

    Specific names:
    San Francisco Public Library
    Seattle Public Library

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    Indexes for Articles

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    Design

    Selected current books for current designs.

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    Human Dimension / Ergonomics

    Measurement, scale, human comfort, and social environment; for more resources use search terms in the catalogs and indexes

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    Building Performance & Post-occupancy Evaluation

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    Books

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    Journals

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    Projects / Sites

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    Research Guides

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