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The user experience (UX) in libraries

Bruce Massis (Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio, USA)

Information and Learning Sciences

ISSN: 2398-5348

Article publication date: 16 April 2018

Issue publication date: 14 May 2018




The purpose of this paper is to review the library’s expanded role into its engagement with the user experience (UX).


Literature review and commentary on this topic that has been addressed by professionals, researchers and practitioners.


Although UX is constantly expanding its focus, in actively paying close attention to its users’ unique and distinctive requirements, libraries can react more effectively in serving its patrons with a realistic and sensible set of options for the programs and services developed to satisfy the user’s changing needs and expectations.


The value in exploring this topic is to present a snapshot of several of the elements used by libraries in their efforts to understand and react to its patrons’ needs through its strategies deployed in support of the user experience.



Declaration: The author declares that there is no potential conflict of interest in the research.


Massis, B. (2018), "The user experience (UX) in libraries", Information and Learning Sciences, Vol. 119 No. 3/4, pp. 241-244.



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