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LEARNING LIFE CYCLE

NLL logoThe 2016 New Landmark Libraries (NLL) highlight academic libraries that are setting the standard for both new construction and renovations. The trends, ideas, and methods provide inspiration for other projects and efforts, large or small. Public and school librarians as well as academics will gain from these efforts ...

PHOTO WALKING TOUR

NLL imageThe announcement of LJ's 2016 academic New Landmark Libraries gave use an opportunity to showcase exemplary design and service in academic libraries. This photographic walking tour will give you a closer look at what these libraries have done ...

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ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY

NLL imageThe updated James Branch Cabell Library at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), designed by Shepley Bullfinch, took inspiration from the original midcentury modern design and used it to transform the library into a campus jewel ...

INNOVATION INCUBATOR

NLL imageWhen the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh opened in 2013, it aimed to define the research library of the 21st century. Designed by Snøhetta, the Hunt illustrates how a library can serve as a key ...

INSIDE A NEW BOX

NLL imageThrough careful programming and design strategies to preserve the essence of the original building, the 2013 renovation of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle not only meets the demand ...

MAKING SCHOLARSHIP VISIBLE

NLL imageWhen the library at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI, was built in the late 1960s, the student population was 5,000. Today that number is closer to 25,000 and the university has embraced a collaborative culture that fosters innovation ...

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EMBRACE, EXPAND, & ENHANCE

NLL imageThe renovation of the Charles E. Shain Library at Connecticut College in New London builds on a strong foun-dation of the past to nurture a new generation of students. Schwartz/Silver Architects was tasked with working under ...

THREE MORE STANDOUTS

The New Landmark Library Honorable Mentions are three standout academic libraries destined to become classics.