Toward the “Great Good Place:” Should Libraries Have Coffee Shops?

by Gorbe, Betsy B.

Abstract (Summary)
There has been a great deal of debate in the library community during the last decade concerning the issue of whether libraries should invest in library coffee shops. Often this debate has been based on personal opinions unsubstantiated by experience. This paper informs those library professionals contemplating whether or not to incorporate a coffee shop, either in a renovation or new construction, of the experiences of library directors of systems which have integrated coffee shops.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:David Carr

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:academic libraries public special health science medical comparisons between and library statistics population gate count circulation hours computers in computer use wireless connections coffee shop franchises vendors friends of the menus profits placement locations gift meetings readings outreach patron feedback workers librarian community architecture new renovations interior design bibliography references works cited


Date of Publication:11/30/2005

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