3. Space, furniture and equipment

Location of the resource centres is dependent on who the users are and what space is available. This section considers the different requirements and environments, how to plan and layout a resource centre to make the best use of space and the different requirements of users and how to accommodate them.

It also looks at furniture and equipment, offers tips for displays, and how to take care of materials, which can be susceptible to sun, heat, damp, rainwater, fire, dust, animals and insects.