From LED-Lit Libraries to Book-Lending Trucks

By: Alexandra Serrano - Published: Oct 6, 2012
These new-age libraries are updating conventional book lending constructions to create more exciting literary environments for patrons.

With the rise of the Internet, and the increasing digitalization of information, libraries can seem archaic. However, the book-housing constructions are still very much alive and moving forward in design to make for fantastical data-collecting spaces. From modernistic innovation in architecture to inventive shelving, the bookworm's favorite hangout is getting upgrades.

For instance, the Nam June Paik Library, located in Yong-In, South Korea, boasts cubic translucent blocks. This multimedia center houses not only traditional books but also reading areas and computer stations that go along with a minimalist modern aesthetic. This compiled list showcases the forward-thinking design and structure of new-age libraries that beckon readers to continue to research and inform in the beloved constructions.