Evergreen Park Public Library, Chicago – a green oasis

Written by Anna Wassenaar, Head of Adult Services, Evergreen Park Public Library For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Evergreen Park Public Library is the public community library in the village of Evergreen Park, bordering the southwest side of the city of Chicago. While it is a small library as far as collections and…

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…

Tokyo Main Library of the National Diet Library – the national library of Japan

Written by Professor Stuart Kells For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ The Diet is Japan’s national parliament, and the National Diet Library is Japan’s national library. The Tokyo Main Library is the Diet Library’s principal site. Located in Chiyoda, a civic and parliamentary precinct whose buildings and streetscapes recall the centre…