Frederiksberg Main Library – old school book halls and underground library adventures

Written by Library Planet editors Christian Lauersen and Marie Engberg Eiriksson, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ It’s Friday afternoon and you just know it’s gonna be a raunchy start of the weekend because you got a library traveling date with Library Planet partner in crime, Marie. A library visit followed by beers and…

Greve Public Library – a pirate ship loaded with literature, music and life-long learning

Written by Library Planet editor Christian Lauersen, director of Libraries and Citizen Services in Roskilde Municipality, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Like anybody else I’m prejudiced about stuff. And sitting on the train towards Hundige Station in the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark, watching the grey blocks of buildings and gas stations float…

Book and Blanket, Sopot Health Resort library Poland – relaxing is not the only thing we provide

Written by Roman Wojciechowski, Ewa Lewandowska, Marcin Wiktor For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ A unique branch near the Sopot Health Resort with beach-colored blankets and febuoys hanging on the shelves. With its beautiful, minimalistic design kept in beach-like colors, warm wicker furniture it invites you to rest and relax. A…

The National Library of Technology, Czech Republic – don’t miss the virtual tour

Written by Natálie Budilová For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The National Library of Technology (NTK) is the largest and the oldest library of science and technology literature in the Czech Republic. The library has a collection of over 1.5 million volumes. Its primary function is to provide specialized information resources…

Sopoteka, Sopot Public Library, Poland – life here slows down for a moment

Written by Roman Wojciechowski, Ewa Lewandowska and Marcin Wiktor For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Sopoteka is the newest branch of the Sopot Library. This newly established and most modern media library consists of several sections that includes a computer lab, music stands, a reading room with beach baskets and quiet…

Manchester Central Library, UK – Think, relax, explore!

Written by Dr Biddy Casselden Currently on secondment as Head of Library Learning and Research Services (until November 2019), Northumbria University Library, Newcastle upon Tyne UK For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Manchester Central Library sits proudly in St Peter’s Square, and really is a ‘People’s Palace’ to behold.  The creation…

Glucksman Library, University of Limerick, Ireland – incunabulae and vinyl

Written by Jesse Waters For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick is a dynamic and inspiring library located on the suburban campus of the University of Limerick, a research focused university with a student population of 15,000 in the city of Limerick, Ireland. In…

Töölö library, Helsinki, Finland – a design Pearl

Written by Library Planet editor Marie Eiriksson, library consultant at Gladsaxe Public Libraries, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Töölö Library was designed by architect Aarne Ervi, who worked with Alvar Aalto, and many of the classical Aalto furniture can be seen throughout the building. The building is from 1970 but…