This collection gathers together some of the Archnet material on the architectural design of library spaces from the 20th century onwards. The Digital Revolution has radically altered the nature of libraries. They are no longer seen as simply repositories in which people sit quietly under the watchful gaze of a librarian, constantly admonishing patrons to be quiet. Libraries of all kinds are increasingly seen as community spaces that allow for collaboration, active learning, and engagement, not just with material from the collection, but with other library patrons. Today's libraries often include exhibition spaces, performance venues, group workspaces, make spaces, and much more. Until recent decades, it was prohibited to bring food or drink into most libraries, but today it is common to see a café inside the library.