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Adding Mobility to Library Design

These days, the demand for more flexibility in public spaces has never been greater. Not only do we want to maximize the use of space, but we want the freedom to reimagine and adapt spaces to our ever-changing needs. Nowhere is this truer than in modern library spaces, which are increasingly required to provide more …

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Wood Library Shelves and Steel Library Shelves

Steel Shelving vs. Wood Shelving in Libraries – Pros and Cons

There are many factors to consider when choosing the right type of shelving for your library–ranging from durability to aesthetics to space constraints. The most common choice is between steel shelving and wood shelving. They both serve specific purposes in the library, but they also both have their pros and cons–so it’s important to weigh …

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Practical Ways to Create More ‘Quiet Spaces’ in Your Library

Most people assume libraries are naturally quiet places, but with the increase in collaborative study and the popularity of gathering among the books, that’s no longer the case with many libraries. Even when speaking in hushed tones, the more people converse in a library’s gathering spaces and group tables, the louder the overall noise floor …

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Advantages of Displaying Books Face-Out — and How to Do More of It in Your Library

Libraries today face an interesting dilemma: finding the balance between offering as many books as possible and enticing more readers to pick them up and borrow them. Traditionally, libraries have displayed the vast majority of their books with their spines facing out on the shelves. Not only does this technique save space, but it also …

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