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Sunrise Mountain Library, Arizona
Design: richärd+bauer
American Library Building
image : Bill Timmerman

American Library Building : latest design added
A replacement for a joint use, public library in a high school that had been in existence for over ten years, the new Sunrise Mountain Library is a modern full-service regional library with a 100,000-piece collection. The facility utilizes RFID and self-service technology. Library includes adult, teen and youth reading spaces, common areas and multi-use facilities.

John Spoor Broome Library, Camarillo, Ventura County, California, USA
Design: Foster & Partners with Gruen Associates
John Spoor Broome Library
photo : Tim Griffith

John Spoor Broome Library
The Channel Islands California State University in Camarillo opened its 23rd campus in 2002. The social and academic heart of the complex is the John Spoor Broome Library which was planned by Foster & Partners Architects and completed in 2008. The architects’ office had been part of the master plan set up for the university complex as early as 1999. The complex is located on the premises of a former psychiatric clinic. One of the main tasks of the design was to create a connection between the buildings existing from the 1930s and 1950s and the required new buildings. The library plays a central roll here. The constructor wanted a light, open building with an atmosphere conductive to studying.

US Library Buildings – Selection

US Library Building Designs, alphabetical:

Arabian Library, Scottsdale, Arizona
Arabian Library Building
image : Bill Timmerman
Centennial Hills Library, Las Vegas, Nevada
URS Corporation
Las Vegas Library Building
image from BRA
Cesar Chavez Library, Phoenix, Arizona
Line and Space with Richard+Bauer
Cesar Chavez Library Building
image : Bill Timmerman
Hockessin Public Library, Delaware
ikon.5 architects
Hockessin Public Library Delaware
photo © James D’Addio
Kirkwood Public Library, Delaware
ikon.5 architects
Delaware Library Building
photo © James D’Addio
Seattle Public Library, Washington
Seattle Public Library
photo : Philippe Ruault

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US Libraries – No Images

Key American Library Buildings, no images:

Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Skidmore Owings Merrill Architects

Central Library – Renovation & expansion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Moshe Safdie Architects

Community Centre & Library, Maryvale, Phoenix, Arizona
Gould Evans Wendell Burnette

Des Moines Public Library, Des Moines, Iowa
David Chipperfield Architects

Exeter Library, Exeter, New Hampshire
Louis Kahn
Exeter Library building

Giesel Library Extension, University of California, Los Angeles, California

Gunnar Birkerts with Carrier Johnson

Irvine Science Library, University of California, Irvine, Los Angeles, California

James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates Ltd with IBI Group

Marriott Library – Underground Extension, University of Utah, Michigan

Gunnar Birkerts with Carrier Johnson

Mathematics Tower / Science & Engineering Library, Columbus, Ohio
Philip Johnson/John Burgee with Collins, Reimer & Gordon Architects

Milford Library, Pike County, Pennsylvania
Frederic Schwartz, Architect

The Morgan Library, New York City
Renzo Piano Architects

Mount Angel Abbey Library, St Benedict (Mount Angel), Oregon
Alvar Aalto

Salt Lake City Main Public Library, Utah

Moshe Safdie Architects

Schlesinger Library – Renovation, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates

Southeast Library, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ralph Rapson

Visual & Performance Art Library, Brooklyn, New York City

Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos

Library Building Designs – Selection

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
Snohetta Architecture
Alexandria Library Building
photo from Snøhetta Architects

Alexandria Library

Birmingham Library : Architecture Competition, England
Mecanoo Architecten
Birmingham Library Building
image Courtesy of Birmingham City Council © Hayes Davidson

Birmingham Library building

Seville University Library

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