The Libris Design database was a Microsoft Access database which could be used to create library building programs and furniture and equipment cost estimates, plan renovations, and produce budgets for library building projects. Users tailored generic library models into building programs for their own specific projects.

The Cerritos Public Library, Cerritos, California contracted with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to develop the Libris DESIGN database with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the California State Library.

Funds for the development of Libris DESIGN came from a federally funded grant provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act and administered by the California State Library.

For additional information about LibrisDesign, please contact Linda Demmers at xlibris at Please note: Infopeople does not provide any support for the LibrisDesign database or documentation.

Support for this project ceased in 2011. The following planning documents are linked here for archival purposes. They have not been updated since 2011.

  • Acoustics for Libraries [PDF]
  • Collection Preservation in Library Building Design [PDF]
  • Cost Estimating Simplified [PDF]
  • Daylighting Design in Libraries [PDF]
  • Furniture and Shelving [PDF]
  • Furniture for Libraries [PDF]
  • Library Collection Storage [PDF]
  • Library Interior Finish Materials [PDF]
  • Library Security [PDF]
  • Library Stacks and Shelving [PDF]
  • Lighting for Libraries [PDF]
  • Renovation or a New Library: A Planning Process [PDF]
  • Site Selection [PDF]
  • Sustainable Library Design [PDF]
  • Technology Infrastructure Design for Libraries [PDF]
  • Universal Access in Libraries [PDF]
  • Wayfinding and Signage in Library Design [PDF]