Greetings, A topic near & dear to my heart: I have the US Army Corps of Engineers' _Design Guide for Libraries_ dated Feb 1983. Chapter 10 covers Medical Libraries, but it is sparse information. [DG 1110-3-110] There are two MLA publications that are more helpful: _The Medical Library Association Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries_ edited by R. Holst & dated 2000. Chapter 8 (pages 135-169) is on Space Planning by R. Labree. Also, _Hospital Library Management_ edited by Jana Bradley, dated 1983, covers Planning Library Facilities in Chapter 16 (pages 266-293). Let me know if you want to borrow the book or a copy of the chapter(s). Marcia Marcia I. Batchelor, MSLS, AHIP Chief, Medical Library Madigan Army Medical Center Tacoma, WA 98431 253-968-1135 voice 253-968-0958 fax [log in to unmask] http://www.mamc.amedd.army.mil/medlib/medlib.htm <http://www.mamc.amedd.army.mil/medlib/medlib.htm> -----Original Message----- From: Mohrman, Robert J Mr WRAMC-Wash DC [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 2:22 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Space planning criteria Importance: High Greetings! A former Army librarian, now at Eglin AFB, asked me about Army and/or Federal space planning criteria for Federal Hospitals. Since I cannot think of any source of such standards at the moment, I thought I'd ask the rest of you for references, as this topic has probably been discussed before. I'm sure I will need this information myself before too long as well. (I will query the Army librarians separately.) Robert Mohrman Chief, Medical Library Walter Reed Army Medical Center MCHL-DC-L 6900 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 20307-5001 (202)782-6762; fax (202)782-6803 [log in to unmask] -----Original Message----- From: Nichols William F Civ 96 MDSS/SGSFL [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 2:09 PM To: 'Mohrman, Robert J Mr WRAMC-Wash DC' Subject: RE: Fed Lib section newsletter Importance: High I've been trying to lay my hands on the criteria the Army uses to determine space allocations for med libs. HFPA used to have that on their web site but it's long gone & I can't raise anyone at the only phone # I have for them. The library design guide references the pub "Administrative Space Planning Criteria for Federal Hospitals" but I can't locate it (or even a source for it) anywhere. Any thoughts?