A Basic Study on the Planning Standard of Space Size for Public Library - Focus on the result of the consulting support project for construction of public library -

공공도서관 공간규모계획기준에 관한 기초적 연구 - 공공도서관건립 컨설팅지원사업 결과를 중심으로 -

  • 고흥권 (수원과학대학교 실내건축디자인과) ;
  • 임채진 (홍익대학교 건축공학과) ;
  • 임호균 (연세대학교 주거환경학과)
  • Received : 2012.06.30
  • Accepted : 2012.08.10
  • Published : 2012.08.31


In this era of information, the public library takes a important role in the local community. In several years, public libraries have been proliferated in our society. However, there have not been specific planning standards of space size for construction of public library. The situation has lead the local governments to the need of consulting for the construction and management of library in search of appropriate guideline. The research paper focuses on the result of consulting support project for construction and management of public library. It examines total 11 libraries which were consulted from 2009 to 2011. It examines the configurational differences between the first scheme from the local government and the final scheme after the consulting, and the percentages of gross areas of each parts of library, reference and reading area, office area, education and cultural area, and public common use area. The analysis concludes that reference and reading area increased by 6.4% from 34.1% to 40.5%, and public common use area reduced by 6.1% from 30.2% to 24.1%, which represents a certain tendency of the configuration ratio of the each parts. Thus, the paper could be a starting point of establishing planning standard of space size for public library.