Show Us Your Beautiful New Library

Submissions open for 2024 Library Design Showcase

January 2, 2024

Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, New York
Middle Country Public Library (MCPL) in Centereach, New York. MCPL was featured in the 2023 Library Design Showcase.

American Libraries is now accepting submissions for the 2024 Library Design Showcase, our annual feature celebrating new and newly renovated libraries of all types. The showcase will appear in the September/October issue.

We are looking for examples of innovative library architecture that address patrons’ needs in unique, interesting, and effective ways. We are also interested in submissions from libraries that are approaching design with sustainability, accessibility, and smaller budgets in mind.

If your library is on the cutting edge, we want our readers to know. To be eligible, projects must have been completed between April 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024.

To have your library considered, send a completed submission form and at least five high-resolution digital images with photographer credits to via Dropbox or another file-sharing service. The submission deadline is May 1, 2024. Unfortunately, not all submissions can be featured.

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


Cover art for the 2023 Library Design Showcase

2023 Library Design Showcase

The year’s most impressive new and renovated libraries