Document Type : Articles


Ph.D. , Head of the Department of Libararianship & Information Science , Payam Noor University


Various view points of the library planners about the future’s library buildings have been explained in this paper. With the advances in information technology, some librarians believe that modern and well planned library buildings are not so necessary in the future. On the other hand, many others believe that more modern and well technologically equipped library buildings should be built to fulfill the future needs of the library users. Characteristics of the future library buildings have also been enumerated in this paper. The need for various spaces for computers and other information technology equipment has been emphasized throughout the paper.