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Practical Ways to Create More ‘Quiet Spaces’ in Your Library

Most people assume libraries are naturally quiet places, but with the increase in collaborative study and the popularity of gathering among the books, that’s no longer the case with many libraries. Even when speaking in hushed tones, the more people converse in a library’s gathering spaces and group tables, the louder the overall noise floor …

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Advantages of Displaying Books Face-Out — and How to Do More of It in Your Library

Libraries today face an interesting dilemma: finding the balance between offering as many books as possible and enticing more readers to pick them up and borrow them. Traditionally, libraries have displayed the vast majority of their books with their spines facing out on the shelves. Not only does this technique save space, but it also …

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