We all know that libraries transform their communities. Once in a great while, a library itself is transformed, and that’s where Spacesaver comes in. See how we can work with you to design a library shelving solution that supports your vision and fulfills your library’s mission.
Because a well-designed storage system supports and reinforces a library’s mission, library shelving is often one of the primary considerations as the planning process begins. The right shelving and accessories can boost circulation numbers, protect rare volumes, and even free up floor space for modern amenities.
Well-built shelves can also endure for years and integrate seamlessly with your library’s interior design. Our sturdy steel shelving units are engineered and manufactured in the USA to ensure reliability and durability. And with configurable display accessories, organizing aids, and customizable end panels, your shelving will look just as great as it performs.
As libraries change to meet the needs of their communities, staff face the challenge of finding space for modern uses while still accommodating ever-growing collections of books and other materials. Our display shelving, compact shelving, and other library shelving solutions are intended to help libraries better serve patrons’ needs.
Academic librarians need to balance students’ desire for more open and collaborative workspaces with researchers’ need for convenient access to research materials. High-density mobile storage and off-site storage facilities compactly store seldom-accessed materials while still keeping those materials available to researchers.
Libraries and archives are trying to fit an increasing number of irreplaceable materials into a decreasing amount of storage space. This is of particular concern for institutions that need to maintain and expand their collections while offering flexible workspaces such as collaborative work areas, classrooms, makerspaces, and meeting rooms.
Planning and constructing an off-site library shelving facility requires a great deal of time, effort, and expertise. We’ve outlined some of the basics here, but be sure to check in with your local Spacesaver distributor to take advantage of their knowledge and experience.