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LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES MASTER PLAN
LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES MASTER PLAN

Library and Archives Master Plan

The Library and Archives Master Plan (LAMP)

The Library and Archives Master Plan envisions the Queen’s Library and Archives of the present and the future.

Approved by Queen’s Board of Trustees in December 2013 following an extensive process of consultation and iterative design, the plan is now in the early stages of implementation.

Library and Archives Master Plan: September 2013 (40 MB)

Library and Archives Master Plan: Executive Summary (2.6 MB)

Library and Archives Master Plan: Appendix (4.3 MB)

 Background

LAMP was developed through a broad consultative process, in alignment with the Campus Master Plan. The project began in May 2012 with the formation of the LAMP Steering Group. The steering group worked with the lead planning partner CS&P Architects, specialists in education (along with Reich + Petch Architects are collection specialists and Aaron Cohen Associates, library specialists) to develop a clear understanding of space needs and opportunities in both the Library and the Archives. The process included many stakeholder consultations and workshops. The final plan was presented to the Board of Trustees for approval in December 2013.

The previous comprehensive Library space planning occurred more than 20 prior. Since then, there have been many significant developments: the digital information revolution, university growth, changes in teaching, and the successful introduction of the ‘learning commons’ space and service model in academic libraries.