Manage your Space

Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) recently updated the Standards and Best Practices for Public Libraries in Alberta. The section on Facilites includes a discussion of public library space needs considering collections, public areas, and staff work space.

The space planning worksheet can assist boards and staff with planning.

When contemplating a new or renovated space, there are many questions that need to be asked and discussed. Contact your Parkland consultant at the start of discussions to tap into professional advice and expertise in space planning and management.

WebJunction presents several useful resources (a flexible spaces webinar, tips for repurposing retail spaces, new ways to envision public spaces, and more) to help planners create Library Spaces that Keep Customers Coming Back.

Additional documents and tools that can assist you in planning and design for new, renovated or existing spaces: