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Library construction from start to finish.
Contact information for architects from the December 2009 edition of Library Journal.
Building Construction Checklist (PDF)
Checklist by planning phase (preliminary, planning, local approval, design, drawings and documentation, state approval, bid and award, construction, and completion and reimbursement).
Building Libraries and Library Additions (PDF)
A selected annotated bibliography, ALA Library Fact Sheet Number 11.
Facilities Planning Guide (PDF)
Basic steps in planning for a new library building: a checklist.
Built its New Library
Trustee Treasurer Sue Klaus (right) tells the story (7:18) of how Markham, Illinois, built its new Bradford Anderson Oglesby Public Library, from passing a referendum in 2002, through various stages of construction, to the grand opening in March 2008 in a YouTube video.
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