Thursday, October 11, 2012

The perfect library

Now that I work in two different library settings I have a lot more opportunities to compare the ways different libraries do things, and to see what each does and does not do. It's solidified a lot of my ideas about what a good library is, and given me some new ones. But I'm curious to get other perspectives, so I would like to know:

If you use a library of any kind: What you use it for, what you like about it, and what you wish it had that it doesn't (or what it has that you wish it didn't!)

If you don't use a library: What would a library have to offer to make you use it?

1 comment:

  1. As a student, I use libraries almost exclusively as study spaces. I want comfortable/ergonomic chairs, lots of natural light, and plenty of computers. The science library I've been using a lot lately also has really excellent group study rooms.

    This is also specific to the fields of study I have been involved with, where most of my reference material is textbooks and journal articles so I don't really use the library to check out books.

    Oh...lots of outlets are also *very* important for a university library!