This 78-page illustrated manual resulted from a year-long study to develop design recommendations for all of Brooklyn’s branch libraries.
The Brooklyn Public Library Design Guidelines were created to assist architects, designers and engineers in the renovation and new construction for the Brooklyn Public Library system. The goal of the guidelines is to promote good design at Brooklyn's branch libraries and enhance the level of accessibility, mobility and security in each library. Since publication, more than half of the branch libraries has followed our Guidelines to create more inviting and accessible libraries.
Louise Harpman, Architecture Fellow
Elisabeth Martin, Director, Library Program Unit, City of New York, Department of General Services, Division of Design and Construction Services
Hannah McAninch, Assistant Director, Historic Preservation Office, City of New York, Department of General Services, Division of Design and Construction Services
Brooklyn Public Library
Design Trust for Public Space
New York City Department of Design and Construction
Date: July 1996
Design by: Suzanne Zumpano