To ensure long term viability and relevance, many libraries are diversifying the services they offer, becoming innovative spaces that support new ways of learning, storing and accessing information. They’re also increasingly used for community and cultural events.

Our approach combines real understanding of what local users need, and a library’s own history and collection, before developing cost-effective but inspiring design solutions.

Arup has worked on prestigious libraries worldwide including the British Library London, the largest national library in the world, a building that presented complex underground, structural and acoustics challenges, and housing 120 million books and print items.