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Your Library - The Newest Hot Spot

Spacesaver’s solutions help keep libraries and their storage on trend.

July 22nd, 2022 - 2 min read
Today’s libraries are evolving beyond spaces solely devoted to housing printed work, quiet reading, and studying.

More and more, libraries are adapting to accommodate the latest usage trends including teaching, making, collaborating, innovating, participating, and many more forms of learning for teachers and students. Institutions are exploring the value of contemporary library models, utilizing flexible storage solutions to be more versatile and uncovering the space needed to do so. Here are a few of the solutions turning the page on library storage:

school library with Spacesaver's flexible shelving on casters

Flexible Shelving

As libraries’ program offerings expand, so does the need for adaptable space. By combining the functionality of shelving with the mobility of rolling carts, Spacesaver’s Flexible Shelving can roll out of the way to create space for guest speakers, makerspace projects, collaboration, and community events. Concealed caster bases and locking mechanisms allow staff to easily lock the movable shelving into the floor to create the appearance and functionality of stationary shelving. Staff can also easily unlock and move the units as necessary for maintenance tasks and after-hours receptions and other events.

school library with Spacesaver mobile shelving system and custom painted end panel graphics

Maximize Current Footprint

When building an addition is beyond a library’s current budget, compact storage can help to keep resources on-site while freeing up space for new amenities. Spacesaver’s High-Density Mobile Storage Systems can deliver up to three times the storage capacity of conventional shelving in the same amount of floor space — and at half the cost. By mounting storage cabinets or shelving on wheeled carriages that travel on rails, wasted space created by fixed aisles can be eliminated, freeing up valuable floor space for other, more productive uses including additional storage and learning activities.

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school library offsite high-bay shelving

Off-site Storage

Moving collections from libraries across campus to an off-site storage facility is a major undertaking, but it can help free up space for new library services and amenities while providing an optimal storage environment for books and archival collections at a lower cost-per-volume. Designed specifically for high-density off-site storage, Spacesaver’s XTend® Mobile High-Bay Storage System is the industry’s very first mobile high-bay storage system. Our team works with institutions through every step of the design and implementation process to create the most efficient off-site storage and retrieval system for their needs.

school library personal storage lockers with wooden finish

Personal Storage as Display

As campus libraries, testing centers, and other facilities change to meet new requirements for cleanliness and social distancing, Spacesaver’s Day Use Lockers bring a unique blend of quality and aesthetics to personal storage. Spacesaver’s Day Use Lockers help students, faculty, and staff focus on learning by providing secure places to store backpacks, mobile devices, and other personal items within a customizable, easy-to-clean exterior. Day Use Lockers optimize form and function by wrapping a durable steel locker frame with sleek, full overlay doors that coordinate with other interior design elements, including the capability to unlock with a simple ID swipe.

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