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Library Shelving

Circulating your collection starts with the right storage

Library collections are constantly growing, yet library budgets remain tight and available space is even tighter. We can hardly blame librarians for wishing the magic covered in 793.8 of the Dewey decimal system told them how to pull more storage out of a hat.

Be booksmart when it comes to storage, here are some ideas:

Learn more about library storage solutions

The right library storage solution can help librarians make the most of their existing funds and cramped building. Whether it is media storage, periodicals, catalogs, music, archival materials or books, books and more books, libraries have a lot of stuff to store.

A cluttered library space is confusing and complicated. And the push to repurpose the library for collaborative space, coffee shops and the like creates even more pressure. Patrons and researchers can’t get what they need. Library staff struggles to keep up with crammed shelves and the depths of dusty storage rooms. Static bookshelves aren’t the only answer.

You don’t need a magic wand to make the most of library storage. Create a space that streamlines workflow and makes access to collection materials efficient. By maximizing space on-site with high-density mobile shelving or going vertical off-site with high-bay shelving, you can also regain valuable building footprint. Create labs and collaborative learning spaces or the comfortable lounges that bring people in the door to experience the essential wonders of your library.

Augustine Birrell told us, “libraries are not made, they grow.” Grow your library’s storage capacity and continue to meet the evolving needs of your community with a customized library storage solution. Pair form and function with any type of shelving or cabinetry you can imagine.

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It’s hard to imagine the sheer volume of stories, knowledge, research and yes, imagination housed in a library. Innovative storage and inviting spaces create a delightful experience for the whole community. Check out the applications below to learn more.

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Public Libraries

Of course, we can help you with every kind of shelf you can imagine, but if you want to carve out “creative spaces” where people can gather, we have products that can bring your vision to life.
Cantilever Library Shelving with Pull-Out Drawers
Cantilever Library Shelving with Pull-Out Drawers
High-Density Mobile Shelving for Library Book Storage
High-Density Mobile Shelving for Library Book Storage
Library Carts and Cantilever Library Shelving
Library Carts and Cantilever Library Shelving
Library Shelving with Creative End Panels and Tops
Library Shelving with Creative End Panels and Tops
Library Shop Contained in Mobile Shelving System
Library Shop Contained in Mobile Shelving System
Periodicals Stored on Cantilever Shelving and Magazine Racks
Periodicals Stored on Cantilever Shelving and Magazine Racks
Public Library Cantilever Shelving with Custom End Panel Graphics
Public Library Cantilever Shelving with Custom End Panel Graphics
Shelving and Storage for Kids Library Books
Shelving and Storage for Kids Library Books
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Academic Libraries

Whether it’s eliminating private study rooms, augmenting storage in special collections or archives, or creating more inviting areas in which to use microfilm or periodicals, our solutions can help make it happen.
A-Frame Library Carts for Books and Media

Books and Binders Stored on Case Type Shelving

Academic Library Shelving with Lighted Glass End Panels
Academic Library Shelving with Lighted Glass End Panels
Eclipse Powered Compact Shelving for Library Collections
Eclipse Powered Compact Shelving for Library Collections
Flat File Cabinets for Campus Library Storage
Flat File Cabinets for Campus Library Storage
High-Density Cantilever Shelving for Academic Libraries
High-Density Cantilever Shelving for Academic Libraries
LED Illuminated Cantilever Shelving for Book Storage
LED Illuminated Cantilever Shelving for Book Storage
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Off-Site Storage

Spacesaver’s X-Tend High-Bay Shelving Systems are the gold standard for storing boxes, books, or other materials in off-site facilities. Static X-Tend High-Bay Shelving is similar to traditional shelving, but extends up to 35 feet high to make the most of the vertical space in your facility. These off-site archival storage systems can be mobile or static units, depending on your needs. Most can be outfitted with an ingest area with a “quick freezer,” ideal for eliminating dust, bugs, and more.
Adjustable High-Bay Shelving for Off-Site Storage Facilities
Adjustable High-Bay Shelving for Off-Site Storage Facilities
Books Journals and Other Materials Stored in Compact High-Bay Shelving
Books Journals and Other Materials Stored in Compact High-Bay Shelving
Compact Movable Shelving for Off-Site Library Storage
Compact Movable Shelving for Off-Site Library Storage
High-Bay Off-Site Library Storage
High-Bay Off-Site Library Storage
Libraries Use High-Density High-Bay Shelving for Off-Site Storage
Libraries Use High-Density High-Bay Shelving for Off-Site Storage
Mobile High-Bay Shelving for Off-Site Library Storage
Mobile High-Bay Shelving for Off-Site Library Storage
Off-Site Library Storage with Powered High-Density Mobile Shelving
Off-Site Library Storage with Powered High-Density Mobile Shelving
Static High-Bay Shelving for Campus Library Excess Storage
Static High-Bay Shelving for Campus Library Excess Storage
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Special Collections/Reference

Cherished books and special collectibles require dust-free environments and specific temperature and humidity controls. Our museum-quality cabinets, map drawers and display cases provide the climate and physical security needed to safeguard your special collections.
4-Post Shelving for Library Reference Materials
4-Post Shelving for Library Reference Materials
Cantilever Shelving with Hanging Files for Sheet Music Storage
Cantilever Shelving with Hanging Files for Sheet Music Storage
Flat File Cabinet with Glass Top for Display and Storage
Flat File Cabinet with Glass Top for Display and Storage
Mobile Shelving for Library Special Collections
Mobile Shelving for Library Special Collections
Powered Compact Storage for Library Reference Material
Powered Compact Storage for Library Reference Material
Special Collections Stored on 4-Post Shelving with Plexiglass Cabinet Enclosure
Special Collections Stored on 4-Post Shelving with Plexiglass Cabinet Enclosure
Vertical Drawer Cabinets for Special Collections Storage and Display
Vertical Drawer Cabinets for Special Collections Storage and Display
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Archives

The question isn’t if your archives will grow, it’s when. We provide you with the flexibility, expandability and security you need. High-density compact storage systems save space, while keeping archives organized, accessible and protected.
4-Post Shelving and Compact Shelving for Archives Storage
4-Post Shelving and Compact Shelving for Archives Storage
Archival Library 4-Post Storage Shelving with Tambour Doors
Archival Library 4-Post Storage Shelving with Tambour Doors
Cantilever Shelving Storing Archival Tape and Media Collection
Cantilever Shelving Storing Archival Tape and Media Collection
Eclipse Powered Compact Shelving with End Panel Graphics
Eclipse Powered Compact Shelving with End Panel Graphics
High-Bay Shelving for Library Archival Boxes Storage
High-Bay Shelving for Library Archival Boxes Storage
Library Archive Boxes Stored on High-Density Mobile Shelving
Library Archive Boxes Stored on High-Density Mobile Shelving
Powered Compact Shelving for Storing Library Archives
Powered Compact Shelving for Storing Library Archives
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Smart Lockers

There have always been ways to get smart in a library. Now there are ways to get smart storage in a library. Easily exchange books, journals and A/V equipment, or temporarily store patron’s book bags, cell phones and other personal items in smart lockers.
Agile Smart Lockers for Libraries
Agile Smart Lockers for Libraries
Bank of Agile Lockers in Library Children’s Section
Bank of Agile Lockers in Library Children’s Section
Campus Library Student Temporary Storage Smart Lockers
Campus Library Student Temporary Storage Smart Lockers
Exchange of Goods Bank of Smart Lockers
Exchange of Goods Bank of Smart Lockers
IT Exchange in Library Using Contactless Lockers
IT Exchange in Library Using Contactless Lockers
Library Study Area Student Storage in Day-Use Lockers
Library Study Area Student Storage in Day-Use Lockers
Smart Storage Lockers for Library Patrons and Staff
Smart Storage Lockers for Library Patrons and Staff
Student Smart Lockers for Cell Phones and Personal Items
Student Smart Lockers for Cell Phones and Personal Items
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Equipment Storage

From makerspace areas to back-room storage, we have the right equipment to store all manner of library equipment. FramWRX bin shelving works great for smaller items, and modular drawer cabinets provide multiple options for organization and security.
4-Post Shelving Storing Library Equipment and Supplies
4-Post Shelving Storing Library Equipment and Supplies
Cabinets for Makerspace Storage in Libraries
Cabinets for Makerspace Storage in Libraries
Library A/V Equipment Stored in FrameWRX Shelving
Library A/V Equipment Stored in FrameWRX Shelving
Library Equipment Organized on Compact Mobile Shelving
Library Equipment Organized on Compact Mobile Shelving
Mechanical-Assist Mobile Shelving Storing Library Equipment and Supplies
Mechanical-Assist Mobile Shelving Storing Library Equipment and Supplies
Secure Library Equipment Storage and Exchange with Smart Lockers
Smart Lockers for IT Equipment Repair and Exchange
Shelving and Storage for Library Workrooms
Shelving and Storage for Library Workrooms
Smart Lockers for A/V Equipment Checkout
Smart Lockers for A/V Equipment Checkout

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