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How to develop a library program

Once we have direct access to your specific library building programs data we can provide precise measurements. Basically, we use our best practices to create guidelines. These guidelines have been used by many libraries. This include the space allocated per user seat widely varies depending on the type of seating.

Here are some typical estimations:

1. Individual Study Carrels: 20-25 square feet
2. Table Chairs: 25-35 square feet
3. Lounge Seating: 30-40 square feet

Remember, these are rough estimates and actual space requirements could vary depending on factors such as the library layout, furniture design, aisle widths, etc. It’s always best to refer to your specific library’s building program or consult with a library planner or architect to assess the exact space requirements. Contact Aaron Cohen Associates, LTD to start a library planning study.