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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

Making the Most of the Space You Have

Darkness and reading don't go together

Table lamps


Inadequate lighting is not a good thing in libraries. A uniform wash of bright overhead lights is not the best way to light workspaces.

Task lighting, which targets the work surface, is more energy efficient and kinder to the human eye.



LED strip lights at top of shelf unit

Closeup of LED strip light


This example shows LED strip lights mounted under the top of a shelf unit, washing the front of the books with light