Design Institute Durham

Whether you're in the dreaming and planning stages or further along the design road, you'll find ideas, information, and inspiration, no matter what your budget allows!


Library Journal is thrilled to once again be hosting our long-running library building and design event in person! And we’re especially excited to be hosting it in partnership with Durham County Library.

This full-day think tank provides expert panel discussions with architects and librarians, as well as hands-on, architect-led breakout sessions tackling real-life design challenges submitted in advance by attendees. Dig deep with architects, librarians, and vendors to explore building/renovating/ retrofitting spaces both large and small that will redefine the relationship with your users and engage your community. There will be plenty of facetime and networking opportunities throughout the day with colleagues.


Does your library have a design problem or project you'd like to tackle head on with an architect? Submit your project here by April 20th, and receive free registration.




Join us and get ideas, information, and inspiration for any design challenges your library might be facing!

Check out our full coverage of Design Institute Missoula 2022 and the 5 Design Challenges we tackled there.


This event is open to librarians, library board or foundation members, and the library’s city planners/officials. If you are an architect or vendor and would like to sponsor one of our 2023 Design Institute events, please contact Advertising Director Roy Futterman:

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