On the Evolution of Library Building and Its Function
Abstract This paper outlines the evolution of library buildings from the ancient times to the present, and gives the examples of the library buildings in the different eras for detailed analysis, and then it proposes that library buildings’ transformation is based on the science and technology development (mainly related to the development in the architecture field), aiming to be adapted to the library’s transformed function. It argues that the transformation of library's construction and function reflects the embedded human spiritual and cultural needs in the library history.
Keywords Library building. Construction. Function. Library history.