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Facility Planning

Library construction from start to finish.

  • Architects List
    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.
  • How Markham 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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