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Appendix B: Space Needs Worksheet

Library _____________________________________________________

Person completing form _________________ Date _________________

Step 1 - Population

a. Current local population (for comparison only) __________________

b. Projected local population __________________

c. Projected nonresident population __________________

d. TOTAL (b + c) __________________

Step 2 - Collection Space

a. Books: # of volumes ____________ / 10

______________sq. ft.

b. Music CDs/recordings: # of items _________ / 10

______________sq. ft.

c. Audio books: # of items __________ / 10

______________sq. ft.

d. Videocassettes: # of items ____________ / 10

______________sq. ft.

e. Periodical display: # of titles ___________ / 1.5

______________sq. ft.

f. Periodical storage: # of titles ___________ / 0.5 x # of years retained ______________

______________sq. ft.

g. TOTAL (a + b + c + d + e + f)

______________sq. ft.

Step 3 - User Seating Space

Projected population (from Step 1.d)

__________________

a. 7-10 seats/each 1,000 people

______________ seats

b. # of seats _________________ x 30

______________ sq. ft.

Step 4 - Staff Work Space

a. # of workstations _____________ x 150

_______________ sq. ft.

Step 5 - Meeting Room Space

a. General meeting: # of seats ______________ x 10

_______________ sq. ft.

b. Conference room: # of seats ______________ x 25

_______________ sq. ft.

c. Children’s program: # of seats ______________ x 10

_______________ sq. ft.

d. TOTAL (a + b + c)

_______________ sq. ft.

Step 6 - Special Space

a. Collection space (from Step 2.g)

_______________ sq. ft.

User seating space (from Step 3.b)

_______________ sq. ft.

Staff work space (from Step 4.a)

_______________ sq. ft.

Meeting room space (from Step 5.d)

_______________ sq. ft.

b. SUBTOTAL 1

_______________ sq. ft.

c. Multiply SUBTOTAL 1 by 0.1

(An alternative method is to list specific types of special-use space and their representative space allocations and enters the total in Step 6.c).

_______________ sq. ft.

Step 7 - Nonassignable Space

a. SUBTOTAL 1 (from Step 6.b)

_______________ sq. ft.

b. Special-use space (from Step 6.c)

_______________ sq. ft.

c. SUBTOTAL 2 (a + b)

_______________ sq. ft.

d. Multiply subtotal 2 by 0.25

_______________ sq. ft.

Step 8 - Public-Access Computer Work Space

a. # of workstations ______________ x 25

_______________ sq. ft.

Step 9 - Putting It All Together

a. Collection space (from Step 2.g)

_______________ sq. ft.

b. User seating space (from Step 3.b)

_______________ sq. ft.

c. Staff work space (from Step 4.a)

_______________ sq. ft.

d. Meeting room space (from Step 5.d)

_______________ sq. ft.

e. Special-use space (from Step 6.c)

_______________ sq. ft.

f. Nonassignable space (from Step 7.d)

_______________ sq. ft.

g. Public-access computer work space (from Step 8.a)

_______________ sq. ft.

h. GROSS AREA NEEDED (a + b + c + d + e + f + g)

_______________ sq. ft.

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