The buildings of the 70's : a snapshot of a décade

The managers of three municipal libraries (Malakoff, Metz and Cergy-Pontoise) strike the balance of their buildings which have been put into service between 1972 and 1979. The buildings position and approaches, the importance of each section or service of the library, the arrangements of the open access and its consequences, the organization of the central library and the network; all these problems are looked at in the following bearings : planning and construction of the building, various changes effected up to now, flexibility of the building according to the develop.ment of the library.