The University Libraries: The Evaluation of New Buildings

With an eye on the preparation of the next development plan for library buildings in the context of Université Troisième Millénaire, the sub-department for libraries and documentation has gathered over the course of several months a study group composed of project heads who have participated in the development of their libraries within the framework of earlier developmental plans. From the study of around thirty buildings, the reflections, critiques and recommendations of the group will be published in the course of the year 2000. They must allow greater improvement in the conception of new buildings for universities to take into account the evolution of the needs of users and of the services which it will be important to provide in the future.