|big, moveable signage|
Libraries had given careful thought about the balance between creating welcoming spaces that would have a low entry barrier for patrons, and allowing for quiet space where study could take place without interruption. Most libraries had quiet zones and quiet rooms, usually behind sound-proof glass.
|Everything on wheels|
|Clear identification of areas|
|Separating out of parts of collection for easy retrieval|
|pods for multi-media perusal|
|Cosiness and intimacy for Primary library|
|Friendly atmosphere for infants|
|Innovative use of materials and recycling|
The children's library at the Singapore Central library had made a special effort to be an ecological library with careful choice of materials used in creating the library and also in its collection - 30% of the collection relates to environmental and natural themes.