The TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology – more than just a library: We organise tomorrow’s knowledge

Written by Dr. Sandra Niemeyer For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ More than just a library: The TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, in Hannover, Germany, is not only the German National Library of Science and Technology and the world’s largest specialised library for science and technology. TIB is also continuing to expand its role as…

The Storyhouse, Chester, England – Once upon a time there lived a library…

Written by Phil Segal For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Once upon a time in a land far, far away… Chester, North West England, to be precise – there lived a library.  The history of The Storyhouse reads like something of a fairytale in itself; a formerly unremarkable repository that had seen…

Whistler Public Library, British Columbia, Canada – a readers paradise!

Written by Cristopher Hunt, Teacher-Librarian from Chilliwack, BC. On Twitter and Instagram under the handle @ExLibrisMrHunt. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ In the true spirit of Libraries being inclusive and welcoming to all, a rainbow crosswalk leads the way up to the main entrance courtyard of Whistler Public Library. When…

City of Perth Library, Perth, Australia – a Dream in universal design

Written by staff at City of Perth Library For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/   The modern, award-winning City of Perth Library is in the vibrant Cathedral Square precinct in the heart of the City. It is a public library, with a collection split across five levels and a range of…

Stormen Library, Bodø, Norway – a wooden staircase to library heaven

Written by Tony Davies. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Bodø is a small city just above the Arctic Circle. It’s the northern terminus of Norway’s railway system and a port on the famous Hurtigruten express boat service along the Norwegian coast. A jumping off point for tours to the beautiful Lofoten Islands,…

European Solidarity Centre Library, Gdansk – Underground resistance archive in award winning museum

Written by Olena Waśkiewicz (Twitter @byolena), currently working in an academic library in Winchester, UK. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ [This is our library number 100 on Library Planet since we started – wow, thank you for all the wonderful library stories from around the world. You willingness to share the library love…

Dragør Public Library, Denmark – community calmness and a blooming library backyard

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/ The library tourist strikes again Far out on the Island of Amager between Copenhagen and the south of Sweden you find the city of Dragør. Think little yellow houses, cobbled streets,…

Hollænderhallen Public Library – a 2nd floor community buddy on wheels

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/ The library tourist is at it! A part of the greater Copenhagen area in Denmark is called Amager and is an island just around 95 square kilometers and with about 205.000…