Floor space for collections in multimedia libraries

The multimedia library in Saint-Jean-de-Védas has a striking architectural design with major implications for the use of floor space. It is a single, unpartitioned room, divided into sections with adjustable metal units that can be used for all sorts of documents. The library also uses multimedia classification and has adapted the Dewey decimal system to provide a suitably detailed labelling system. Eight years after the library opened, these choices appear to suit the library’s needs and the requirements of staff and readers alike.