This report looks closely at how public libraries in the
United States and Canada are altering their space use and
development plans; the study looks at new libraries and at the
alterations and alteration plans of existing libraries with
data broken out by size of service area, library budget, for
library systems and stand alone libraries and other criteria.
The 170 page study gives detailed spending data on capital
spending plans, and plans for redevelopment of children and
teen areas, patron access areas, special purpose rooms,
technology centers, overall patron seating and access to
workstations and broadband, as well as data on plans for
parking, landscaping, roof and floor development, staff only
areas and many other considerations in public library space
use and redesign.