The design of public library space in new generation: a case study of New Taipei Public Library

KUO, Tzu-Ming and CHENG, Wei-Chung and CHU, Kai-Ying and HOU, Ho-Chan and HUANG, Pin-Shun and CHEN, Sz-Yi (2016) The design of public library space in new generation: a case study of New Taipei Public Library. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session 101 - Poster Sessions.

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Abstract

The design of public library space in new generation: a case study of New Taipei Public Library

Public libraries are center places of education, culture, information and leisure. The libraries are expected to upgrade the interior space and service, in order to build a better environment for the public. New Taipei City Library is the first established new public library in Taipei metropolitan. We took design principles which were proposed by Andrew McDonald in his article “The top ten qualities of good library space” as our criteria for evaluating the space in New Taipei City Library. Based on these criteria, we interview reclude 43 users from the web and library , and conduct interview either through email and face-to-face communication. We collect their thoughts and feelings. As a result, most of the qualities are achieved, and most of the interviewees are satisfied with the accessible designs of the space. However, there are still some space to improve, such as the safe and secure equipment. Most interviewees think the sign of the safe and secure equipment are not clear.

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