# Mathematics Of A Library

## Class

Article

## College

Caine College of the Arts

## Faculty Mentor

Susan Tibbitts

## Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

## Abstract

When planning the layout, size and function areas of a public library several things are taken into consideration. Out of everything, there are three main considerations taken into account when planning for a large public space. The first consideration is the population size. The size of a public library is most often based off of the population size. This number has a great deal to do with how much the library is allocated to stock and provide for the public. The second consideration is broken into two sub categories. The first subcategory is knowing the type of materials that will be used within the space. The second subcategory is knowing the proper amount of shelving it will take to store such items. The last consideration is knowing how much space to allocate to each area of a library. All of these considerations are calculated and based off of mathematical equations. Although it may seem counterintuitive to take it back to the basics of a simple math problem, knowing these number, and understanding there significance, can make the process easier on everyone. References: Jalalzadeh, S., & Jalalzadeh, R. (n.d.). Importance of Architectural Design in Libraries for the Blind. Retrieved November 13, 2017, from http://web.a.ebscohost.com.dist.lib.usu.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=1&sid=8d3a8ce5-29df-4a77-a24c-e2a6e7417b80%40sessionmgr4010 Planning the Public Library. (n.d.). Retrieved November 05, 2017, from https://www.planning.org/pas/reports/report241.htm Public Library . (2017, October 05). Retrieved November 11, 2017, from http://www.wbdg.org/building-types/libraries/public-library

## Location

The South Atrium

## Start Date

4-12-2018 1:30 PM

## End Date

4-12-2018 2:45 PM

Mathematics Of A Library

The South Atrium

When planning the layout, size and function areas of a public library several things are taken into consideration. Out of everything, there are three main considerations taken into account when planning for a large public space. The first consideration is the population size. The size of a public library is most often based off of the population size. This number has a great deal to do with how much the library is allocated to stock and provide for the public. The second consideration is broken into two sub categories. The first subcategory is knowing the type of materials that will be used within the space. The second subcategory is knowing the proper amount of shelving it will take to store such items. The last consideration is knowing how much space to allocate to each area of a library. All of these considerations are calculated and based off of mathematical equations. Although it may seem counterintuitive to take it back to the basics of a simple math problem, knowing these number, and understanding there significance, can make the process easier on everyone. References: Jalalzadeh, S., & Jalalzadeh, R. (n.d.). Importance of Architectural Design in Libraries for the Blind. Retrieved November 13, 2017, from http://web.a.ebscohost.com.dist.lib.usu.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=1&sid=8d3a8ce5-29df-4a77-a24c-e2a6e7417b80%40sessionmgr4010 Planning the Public Library. (n.d.). Retrieved November 05, 2017, from https://www.planning.org/pas/reports/report241.htm Public Library . (2017, October 05). Retrieved November 11, 2017, from http://www.wbdg.org/building-types/libraries/public-library