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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

Making the Most of the Space You Have

Need more space?

There are three basic ways to find space for new services:

  • Get more space – adding on or moving to a larger building – usually unlikely
  • Repurpose space – get rid of unnecessary stuff, change the function of underused spaces, reorganize, and/or reduce collection size/shelving space
  • Convert existing spaces to flexible use

Getting More Space

Constructing an addition or a new library building is fantastic! But you are probably looking at this LibGuide because that’s either unrealistic or far in the future and you need more space now.