South Central Library System Building Services SCLS Home

Assorted Building Information, Links, Services

SCLS Assistance & Building Checklists:

Available building consultant services

• Checklists and recommendations for new buildings and renovations:
Automation |

BadgerNet Converged Network (BCN) Project Site Survey Process (pdf): includes building infrastructure requirements. For more information about BCN, contact the Automation Help Desk at (608) 242-4710.

Photos of completed building projects:

Rosemary Garfoot Library, Cross Plain

Verona Public Library,

E.D. Locke Library, McFarland

McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids,

Sun Prairie Public Library

Lester Public Library, Vesper

Albertson Memorial Library, Albany

Fitchburg Public Library


Architectural firms with experience in library design

Links & Articles

• Making Cities Stronger: Public Library Contributions to Lodal Economic Development (pdf) by the Urban Libraries Council

Designing Libraries: the gateway to better library buildings a website that's a resource for library planning, design & building.

Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space from the Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, D.C.
February 2005 (pdf)

new!• The USDA Rural Development Grant & Loan information. Funds may be used to construct, enlarge or improve public libraries. This can include costs to acquire land needed for a facility, pay necessary professional fees and purchase equipment required for operation. Funds can also be used to purchase shelving, furniture, computers, audio-visual equipment, distance learning equipment and bookmobiles. Depending on funding availability, USDA Rural Development will provide up to $500,000 in additional Recovery Act dedicated grant funds to each of the State Offices for library projects.

CF Libraries Fact Sheet (pdf) • USDA Rural Development Office Locations (pdf)

For more information about building services, contact Deb Haeffner.