Australian Library Design Awards


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If you’re an ALIA member, there’s still time to cast your vote in the Australian Library Design Awards.

Voting for the 2019 Library Design Awards for the Members’ Choice award closes on 31 January 2019. There are 16 libraries in the running and the winners will be announced at the Library Design Awards Conference on 14 March 2019 at the State Library of Queensland.

The Australian Library Design Awards have been created to showcase the best contemporary library interiors and exteriors in Australia, and to celebrate the investment in libraries made by our nation’s institutions, corporations, local, state and territory governments. This year there are three categories – public libraries, academic libraries and school libraries.

Entries can be for new buildings, refurbishments or major renovations. Each entry is judged against the same set of criteria and there is the option for the judging panel to make special awards where there are several outstanding entries in one category. This year ALIA is running the ALIA Member’s Choice award, voted by ALIA Members. Nominations can include any library in Australia, recently built, renovated or refurbished. This includes fixed locations but not pop up, temporary or mobile libraries.

Cast your vote and read more here.