Document Type : Articles


1 Semi-Professional Assistant (Library), Central Library, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India

2 Assistant Librarian, PK Kelkar Library, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India


This paper analyzed the literature on collection development, space planning, futuristic technologies, and information services related to academic libraries. The content analysis method was applied to review these papers. The selected papers for review have the potential to influence the future of academic libraries. This review of the related studies shows that the academic library has evolved into a hybrid model, combining traditional collections and a modern, sophisticated knowledge warehouse. It is predicted that the future library will be a place for aesthetic, emotion-rich social centers and will act as a knowledge refinery. Developing innovative technologies and services and improving the skills of library staff are significant challenges for the future. This study has designed a new conceptual framework in this area, identifying the possible scenarios for future academic libraries.


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