New Landmark Libraries

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Welcome to New Landmark Libraries, Library Journal's quest to identify the best new public library buildings that anyone building a library today should see for themselves, and tap for inspiration and guidance about what the library of today and tomorrow demands. When our work is done, LJ will announce up to ten buildings completed between January 2016 and March 1, 2019 that demonstrate excellence in (1) community engagement in design, (2) sustainability, (3) functionality, (4) innovation, and (5) beauty and delight. Projects to be considered may be new construction, major expansions, and substantial renovations. 

Submissions Closed 

The deadline to submit your project for consideration is now closed.

Email Emily Puckett Rodgers, NLL organizer at

New Landmark Libraries