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Monteith Brown Planning Consultants - Library Planning

Library Planning

Monteith Brown Planning Consultants creates dynamic and flexible library plans and needs and feasibility studies with longevity and user appeal. Our success in this field is attributed to our experience in library and community facilities planning, service delivery, collections and staffing strategies, needs assessments, and extensive knowledge of library, leisure, and demographic trends. MBPC has helped numerous clients develop comprehensive, cost effective strategies for the creation of new libraries, expansion of existing facilities, and reorganization of existing library space. We typically form multi-disciplinary teams of architects and library administrators, offering expertise in project management, public and stakeholder consultation, public awareness, capital and operational costing, revenue potential, floor plan development, and document preparation.

Our Library Planning encompasses a broad range of products and services, including:

  • Library Master Plans / Strategic Plans
  • Library Space Needs
  • Service Delivery Assessments / Reviews
  • Financial Projections and Costing
  • Partnership Assessments
  • Benchmarking Studies and Provision Standards Development
  • Site Selection / Spatial Assessments
  • Demographics and Leisure Trend Analysis
  • Spatial Distribution Analysis of Facilities
  • Public Participation, Consultation and Facilitation

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