Not a warehouse, but a place to delight users.
"We recognize today that the focus of excellent library design should be to delight users, not to warehouse objects. ... In addition to providing shelves of books, libraries today must, at a minimum, provide those catalysts of curiosity that engage the mind and uplift the spirit: natural light, ubiquitous but largely invisible technology and a variety of spaces flexibly designed for independent study or collaboration."
Richard Reyes-Gavilan "How a public library set me free": Washington Post. May 16, 2014.