Submit Your Architectural Project to the 2015 Library Design Showcase

January 23, 2015

Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons, Salem (Mass.) State University

American Libraries is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Library Design Showcase, our annual feature celebrating new and newly renovated or expanded libraries of all types. The showcase will appear in our September/October 2015 issue.

We are looking for libraries that are shining examples of innovative architecture and that address patrons’ needs in unique, interesting, and effective ways. Previous submissions have consisted of projects ranging from innovative kids’ spaces and outdoor facilities to expanded high-tech academic libraries and restorations of libraries devastated by natural disasters.

If your library is on the cutting edge, we want our readers to know about it. To be eligible, projects must have been completed between May 1, 2014, and April 30, 2015. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2015.

To have your library considered, send a completed submission form, along with high-resolution digital images, to American Libraries, Attn: Library Design Showcase, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. Submissions can also be sent via Dropbox to Unfortunately, not all submissions can be featured. For more information, email

View last year’s showcase here.


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