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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

MPLCP Library Building Programs: Contacts & Resources

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Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
90 Canal Street, Suite 500
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
800-952-7403 (in MA)
617-725-0140 (fax)

Need more information or help along the way?

Andrea Bono-Bunker, Library Building Specialist
617-725-1860 x246

Web Resources

Library Space: A Planning Resource for Librarians
This planning guide outlines a set of best practices for library planning. A collaboration between Sasaki, an international architecture and planning firm, and the MBLC, it was released in 2020.

Hundreds of images, ranging from teen spaces to acoustic treatments, are available via Pinterest:
Go to to browse ideas and share with your designers.

MBLC Professional Collection

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners maintains a professional collection available through the NOBLE network or ComCat. This guide is a list of resources that can help librarians with planning, design, construction, and maintenance of library buildings.

Books about Library Design & Construction