Looking at Libraries: Biblo Toyen, Norway

Scandinavia is home to several amazing libraries that not only look extremely impressive but provide a central hub for the local communities. Many Scandinavian libraries go beyond the traditional book depository; they encourage reading, socialising, digital engagement, creativity and learning through excellent library design and management. The Biblo Toyen is one fantastic example… Located in…

How do you get the school library you want?

How do you get the school library you want?

School libraries are invaluable to the progress of pupils at every stage of their education, but funding continues to be one of the greatest challenges to providing a good resource for children. Teachers, at every level, are battling in a digital age to encourage youngsters to read for pleasure and understand the benefits of using…

The Importance of a Great School Library

Did you know there is no statutory requirement for schools in England to have a school library? The decision ultimately falls to the head teacher. Reassuringly, research does suggest that most schools have some library facilities in place for their pupils. However, the quality of those facilities is questionable and very likely to differ between…

RFID technology in award winning library

Looking at Libraries-Stuttgart City Library

Whilst the Stuttgart City Library consists of 17 branch libraries, the mobile library and the elibrary; it is the central library at the Mailänder Platz that we will focus on in this article. Often hailed as the most modern library in Europe and a tourist attraction in its own right, the award-winning central library was…

Challenges Faced by University Libraries

With the start of a new university year quickly approaching, most freshers will be anxiously waiting to begin their new life at university and excited about the prospect of meeting new friends and delving into their studies. For staff and librarians, the prospect of not only supporting but impressing the new undergraduates may be slightly…