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Choo, Choo…Modernizing The New York Public Library

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News
NYPL Train

Image Credit: Jonathan Blanc/NYPL

As libraries continue to evolve, new and innovative ‘gadgets’ are being added. The New York Public Library just completed a two-year $12 million renovation of the Rose Reading Room. Replacing the old conveyor belt system for book retrieval is the $2.6 million ‘book train’ . The book train cuts down the delivery time to the circulation desk to about five minutes from 30. The book train spans over 950 feet of track assisting with the delivery of over 4 million books which lie in storage beneath Bryant Park. The systems runs on electric and consists of 24 cars that can carry up to 30 pounds each.

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, click here to contact us today. We can help you take your library space into the 21st century with our design expertise.

24 Oct 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Looking Back on this Throwback Thursday!

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

We are throwing it back again! Here’s a project a few years back we did with Montclair State University, located in Montclair, NJ. A new 275,000 square feet academic building was constructed by The SLAM Collaborative architectural group. BCI Modern Library Furniture was chosen to supply the furnishings for the CRC Library of the University’s new building. A customized solution was created by BCI’s team of designers that provided the quality and configuration, while keeping within their budget.

BCI’s 60/30 double-faced shelving system finished in black steel with clean, rich cherry end panels was chosen to accommodate the center’s resource materials.

Below are actual photo’s from the project —

 

Wood Library Shevling

Wood Library Shelving

Lounge Seating Area

Lounge Seating Area

Click here to read more about the project on SLAM Collaborative’s website

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can design a new library for your university, contact us today

20 Oct 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture’s Throwback Thursday

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Being it’s Throwback Thursday, we decided to take a look back at some library renovation projects we’ve done over the years. The project we selected was completed at Teaneck High School in Teaneck, NJ. We worked with DMR Architects – http://www.dmrarchitects.com/ from Hasbrouck Heights, NJ to take their Media Center into the 21st Century.

The furniture for this renovation project was purchased through the ESCNJ (Educational Services Commission of New Jersey) , which offers both quality and fair pricing.

The three-story brick building was built in the early 1920’s and is roughly 228,000 square feet. With a growing district, space had become a challenge. In order to tackle this comprehensive renovation, a phasing plan was needed to keep the disruptions to the school activities at a minimum.

While working jointly with both DMR and the Teaneck School District, we conducted an extensive space utilization and programming study of the existing library to assist us in developing a short-term construction plan. Included in the renovation was the rearranging of existing office walls, new lighting, carpeting and a complete new furniture layout.

The district and DMR favored a blend of contemporary designs that were functional, but yet hi-tech. BCI Modern Library Furniture’s vast selection of custom and standard furnishings provided the solution. The materials such as frosted glass, warm maple wood and the hi-tech look of perforated steel, gave this project beautiful results!

 

BCI Modern Library has an endless amount of standard and custom furnishings that will enhance any new or renovation project. Contact us today for more information on how we can assist you in the design and planning process for your new library – we look forward to speaking with you.

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06 Oct 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Used in $50M School Project in Connecticut

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

As an update to an earlier post (http://bcilibraries.com/new-morgan-school-set-open-bci-modern-library-furniture/), the $50M all new Morgan School has opened featuring shelving from BCI Modern Library Furniture.

Project: The Morgan School

Location: Clinton, CT

Products: Rectilinear Uniflex Steel Shelving with Wood Veneer End Panels, Uniflex Steel Shelving with Veneer Wood End Panels & Canopy Tops and Laminate Shelving Option

BCI Dealer:  Longo Associates

AIA Firm: Newman Architects – www.newmanarchitects.com

This library furniture was made possible through the Connecticut State Contract Purchasing Program which is designed to offer the best pricing without compromising quality.

Here are some install photos we wanted to share —

Morgan School Library

Morgan School Library

Morgan School Library

Morgan School Library

Morgan School Library

 

Morgan School Library

Click here to view a Fox News 61 video about the new Morgan School

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, contact us today — we have a team of experts standing by to answer all your questions.

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29 Sep 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Debuts in Costa Rica

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Country Day School located in San Rafael, Alajuela, Costa Rica opens its brand new campus this month. What started out in 1963 as an English school for children of expats with just eight students, has grown to 875 students with over 200 faculty and staff.

The new library included a variety of INFORM Desk System products from BCI Modern Library Furniture. The INFORM Desk Systems are an excellent choice and are customizable to provide the ultimate in usability in any library setting. Below is a stock photo of the INFORM Desk System:

INFORM Desk System

INFORM Desk System

BCI Dealer: Integrated Workplace Environments International – http://iwe-inc.com/

AIA: Stantec – http://www.stantec.com/

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, please contact us today – we have specialists standing by to answer all your questions on library design

26 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Making its Mark at a new Elementary School in Robinson, TX

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Robinson Independent School District located in Robinson, TX will be opening the new intermediate school in time for the 2016-2017 school year. Located on 12 acres, the new school will house grades 4 though 6 in the 8,500 square feet building. In addition to offices, classrooms, a gym, cafeteria, band hall and science labs, a new library and media center is part of the new building.

To maintain comfort without compromising style, Robinson ISD choose BCI Modern Library Furniture’s soft seating line. Soft seating is just that…soft…and cozy too! It’s also wonderfully flexible and can be rearranged quickly to accommodate any setting.

Below are stock photo’s of the products – Chat Pouf Large, Grand Prix Chair XL

Chat Pouf

Chat Pouf

Grand Prix Rocking Chair XL

Grand Prix Rocking Chair XL

BCI Dealer: Contrax Furnishings – http://www.contrax.com/

Click here to read more about the new intermediate school

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can enhance your school library project, click here to contact us today.

 

19 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Exquisite Libraries in the United States

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Tech Insider recently did a piece on ‘The most beautiful library in each US state’. The Cedar Rapids Public Library was included in the story as Iowa’s most beautiful library. Back in February of this year, we featured an article on this library which included BCI Modern Library Furniture’s 60/30 Radius Steel Shelving – http://bcilibraries.com/2015-aiaala-library-building-award-winner-features-bci/.  The Cedar Rapids Public Library was in a group of six awardees of the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards.

Cedar Rapids PL

To read the Tech Insider’s full article, click on this link:  http://www.techinsider.io/most-beautiful-library-in-all-50-states-2016-7?xid=soc_socialflow_facebook_realsimple

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, click here to contact us today

 

 

18 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Shares in a $25M School Library Project

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The New Bridge School located in Ogden, UT will have a ribbon cutting on August 18th to celebrate the opening of a new $25 million dollar building. The new school was built to replace an old elementary school and will house grades K-6. The school is a STEM Magnet School with 94,647 square feet of classrooms, STEM Labs, learning centers, collaboration centers, science lab, computer labs and shared break-out rooms. The new library will include products from BCI Modern Library Furniture. The furnishings chosen include:

Labyrinth Book Towers, Crossrunner Book Trolleys (stock photos below)

Labyrinth Book Shelf

Labyrinth Book Shelf

Crossrunner Book Trolley

Crossrunner Book Trolley

Book Towers and Book Trolleys are an essential part of any library setting. Book Towers are not only useful, but they also serve as a decorative piece in the library, making it a focal point. Book Trolleys keep things organized and are the ultimate in mobility.

Dealer:  Contrax Furnishings, www.contrax.com

Visit New Bridge School’s Facebook page for more photos of the new building – https://www.facebook.com/newbridgeSTEM/

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can be used in your school library, contact us today

 

15 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Suncrest Elementary School Set to Open in 2017 Featuring BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Suncrest Elementary School’s new site is scheduled to open in early 2017. The new building, located in Morgantown, WV, will house 550 students in Pre-K through 5th grade. One of the many features of the new school will be a 5,000 square foot media center. BCI Modern Library Furniture has been chosen for the project.

The product selected is the Concertina Desk System. This circulation desk system, with its adjustable-height option and standard modular components, is essential to ADA compliance. The Concertina Desk System is available in a multitude of colors and finishes making it a perfect choice for any library setting.

Pictured below is a stock photo of the Concertina Desk System

Concertina Desk System

BCI Dealer: Tom Sexton Associates – http://www.tomsextonfurniture.com/

Click here to read more about the project

BCI Modern Library Furniture has been providing solutions for school libraries for well over 60 years and is considered a global leader in this industry.

Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation on how we can help you design a new modern library.

12 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

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