Upcoming Virtual AIA Presentation: Transforming Libraries to Meet Users’ Changing Needs
When it comes to school libraries of any age level, there’s a large focus on providing more than just a place to study or checkout a book. Spacesaver’s storage experts understand this focus and how to provide the best solutions for students and educators.
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Sometimes repurposing isn’t about making room for more collections, but simply creating more space for use. Many school libraries are reducing paper storage of books and archives by going digital and providing downloadable options for current and future collections, freeing space for other things like:
Spacesaver offers mobile storage systems that can reduce your storage footprint by 50%, allowing for bigger and better options for your space.
Recognizing a shift in the way students receive and professors present information, the University of Wisconsin-Madison relied on Spacesaver to consolidate its collections in off-site shelving facilities to make room for instructional innovation in the heart of campus.
Struggling to find the balance between secure storage and open collaboration space for students, Gettysburg College looked to Spacesaver to provide archival storage to protect historic documents and free up space for study and research.
Integrating community events and programming without expanding your school library’s footprint can be a challenge. Spacesaver’s library carts feature casters that allow staff to easily move them, creating space for activities which may only happen once or twice a week.
Having not been remodeled in more than 20 years, Harper College’s library was a dark, overcrowded, and noisy space with a labyrinthine layout that made it difficult for students to find their way around. Spacesaver helped to design shelving that not only stored books and other printed materials, but also coordinated with the team’s design goals.
Building an addition was beyond the budget for the College of Charleston, so its project team had to get creative to create more usable space with the library’s existing structure. Working with an architect and the local Spacesaver representative, they developed a comprehensive solution that would meet their goals.
After 25 years of reliable operation, the Spacesaver electronics in the two largest libraries of this prestigious university needed an update. Spacesaver made it easy to refresh the libraries’ investment in powered mobile shelving while also saving time and money.
Schools have unique needs when preserving and providing access to their special collections. Here are a few examples of how Spacesaver can help to fill those needs.
Spacesaver helps a music library create highly specialized storage solutions to provide accessibility for students and staff, protect the materials, and make smart use of available space.
Running out of space due to an expansive law library and an influx of new students and faculty, Spacesaver helped a university law library consolidate its collection and create space to grow.
Lacking a centralized and accessible place to store physical objects associated with historic events and everyday campus life, Spacesaver worked with Hood College faculty and staff to design solutions to protect and preserve special collections in its campus library.