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Berkeley Public Library South Branch: The opening

May 15, 2013

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The library, designed by architects Field Paoli at a cost of $6.5 million, includes the city’s Tool Lending Library. It is significantly larger than the old library building and energy efficient. Supporters, library-goers and Berkeley government officials turned out in […]

Berkeley library stays relevant with shift to digital

February 26, 2013

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“As Donna Corbeil, the library’s director, put it in the library’s annual report, ‘library spaces have moved far beyond the traditional hushed reading room.’ Instead of just offering books at brick and mortar locations, the library is providing services to ‘Berkeley’s […]

New look for Bayview branch library

February 22, 2013

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The new 9,000-square-foot space has windows that go from the floor to the 15-foot-high ceiling and is one of only two branches to have a living roof, which can be partially seen from inside. It will have twice as many […]

Santa Clara Libraries Rewire for Online Era

August 24, 2012

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The rise of the Internet and digital media have forced the library system to rethink its role in the community, Ms. Howe says. People don’t need to come to the library to check out ebooks, for instance. And digital materials […]