The Australian Library Design Awards have been created to showcase the best contemporary library interiors and exteriors in Australia, and to celebrate the investment in libraries made by our nation's institutions, corporations, local, state and territory governments. This year there are three categories – public libraries, academic libraries and school libraries. Entries can be for new buildings, refurbishments or major renovations. Each entry is judged against the same set of criteria and there is the option for the judging panel to make special awards where there are several outstanding entries in one category. This year we will also be running the ALIA Member's Choice award, voted by ALIA Members. Nominations can include any library in Australia, recently built, renovated or refurbished. This includes fixed locations but not pop up, temporary or mobile libraries.