Craig Hartman,an architect with Skidmore Owings & Merrill, observes that “while there is a long tradition to draw on, there is no agreed-on paradigm for the library of the future. Getting to this paradigm is the task before us.”

“Memory palace, place of refuge, Coney Island of the mind: The evolving roles of the library in the late 20th Century,” Research Strategies, 17 (2000), 112.