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Submit Your Architectural Project to the 2016 Library Design Showcase

January 4, 2016

American Libraries is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Library Design Showcase, our annual feature celebrating new and newly renovated or expanded libraries of all types. The showcase will appear in the September/October 2016 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 ranged from beautiful restorations of historic buildings to vacant structures that have been repurposed into libraries to colorful kids’ sections and high-tech facilities with audio and video production studios.

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, 2015, and April 30, 2016. The deadline for submission is May 31, 2016.

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.

View last year’s showcase at For more information, email


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