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Library Construction Resources

Consultants and Architects

List of recent and current library construction projects in Rhode Island and the associated consultants and architects.
See also the list of Other New England Consultants and Architects.
For projects completed prior to 1999, see Previous Projects.

Contractor Requirements pdf [12 pages]

Contractors must fullfill state regulations for municipal contracts before a library awards a contract involving state funds. These requirements are listed by the architect in the Project Manual.

Planning, Design and Process

General resources about planning, designing, and surviving library construction projects. Note: OLIS requires the use of the Connecticut State Library's Library Space Planning Guide or Wisconsin's Public Library Space Needs: A Planning Outline to develop a Library Building Program.

Special Topics

Resources on building accessibility, children and young adult spaces, facility management, funding, furnishings, moving, technology and lighting.