Ideas for Libraries is an open space for sharing ideas about library services, library systems, physical and on-line collections, mobile apps for information reading and management, library spaces, library equipment, library furniture, information support, reading and literacy activities, library support activities for research, teaching and learning, working processes developed in libraries and much more.

This website is dedicated to all brave people from libraries with the courage to think differently.

📢 Annoucements

  • Official launching of ideas for libraries
    February 5, 2017
    Ideas for Libraries is an open space for sharing ideas about innovations in libraries. Here you can discover and share ideas to use in libraries. The goal is have small and big ideas, simple and more elaborate, existing and even

💡 Latest ideas

  • Librarian Design Share
    May 11, 2017
    Excelent idea and work by April Aultman Becker (Sul Ross State University, USA) and Veronica Arellano Douglas (St. Mary’s College of Maryland, USA): “Librarian Design Share website is hosted by April Aultman Becker and Veronica Arellano Douglas, and powered
  • Bus station: Boarding in the Reading
    May 5, 2017
    ETERPEL Bus Terminal Company, at city of Pelotas (Brazil) launched on May 4th, 2017 the project “Embarque na Leitura” (Boarding in the Reading), which consists of a reading room at the bus station with several book titles, providing a free
  • Signage by Design: A Design-Thinking Approach to Library User Experience
    April 27, 2017
    Very good signage ideas from Edward Luca and Bhuva Narayan, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. “Signage is a powerful visual tool for communication and a crucial component of the library user experience. Signage can welcome, guide, instruct, and delight users,
  • Digital lockers
    April 18, 2017
    Digital lockers offer security for users’ belongings while using the library. Equipments like this one made and sold by Azanonatech company, Brazil ( have options to use proximity card, barcode card or biometric identification. By default, lockers doors are randomically
  • Ozone chamber to deodorize books
    March 31, 2017
    Sometimes library books get impregnated with cigarette (or other) scents. I recently saw a desire from a library that would like to have a box to put books in and remove that bad smell. In that sense, an alternative would