BCI Modern Library Shelving Tag

BCI Modern Library Furniture Completes Another Calgary Public Library Renovation

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Calgary Public Library System is at it again with a branch renovation utilizing BCI Modern Library Furniture. The Fish Creek Public Library has just completed its renovation incorporating  BCI’s Double-Face Opal Shelving System with Steel Canopy Tops, Double-Face Opal Shelving Systems with CD-DVD Browser Shelves and Single-Face Opal Shelving System with Magazine Display Shelves.

While the Opal Shelving System possess its own uniqueness, it has the ability to adapt to any library setting. The shelving system provides both storage and display capabilities.

With its over 30 year history and respected reputation in the business furniture and architectural interior products industry, BCI’s dealer, HBI – https://www.hbicalgary.com, was responsible for the design and supplying the lighting system for the shelving units. The overall configuration is aesthetically pleasing, while providing optimum shelving lighting.

This is the third branch project BCI and HBI have worked on together and the results speak for themselves!

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Fish Creek PL

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can enhance your next renovation project, contact us today. We have many options for planning and designing your new space.

20 Mar 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Modern Libraries Around the World

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

There is no doubt that today’s libraries are facing a rebirth to keep up with the digital landscape. Gone are the days of quiet, dark spaces and old wooden chairs and shelving.

Pictured below (and included in this link to the 25 Modern Libraries from Around the World) is The Black Diamond Library located in Denmark. Notice the natural light flooding the atrium and adjacent rooms.

Black Diamond Library Denmark

Like the photo above, as you scroll through these 25 amazing libraries, you will notice the open, airy spaces with lots of glass and colors throughout. The architectural curves in the design of not only the structure of the building, but also of the furniture, creates a contemporary and serene style. Our brains are said to react more positively towards shapes and curves versus straight lines, which can resemble sharp objects.

Whether it is a new project or a renovation to an existing library, BCI Modern Library Furniture has over 60 years of experience to make your dream a reality. Our products are designed for functionality, flexibility, comfort and allure. We partner with world-class architects to design a library for the 21st century. For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, contact us today. Our experts are standing by to answer all your questions.

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15 Mar 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Miami Dade College Project is Complete!

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

As a follow-up to our January 12, 2017 post – http://bcilibraries.com/miami-dade-college-library-project-nearing-completion-featuring-bci/ — the Miami Dade College library is complete.

As a reminder, we used the following products from BCI Modern Library Furniture:

60/30 Steel Radius Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels, 60/30 Classic Steel Wall Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels, 60/30 Classic Steel Double-Faced Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels

The results are truly amazing! These improvements  will definitely enhance the colleges’ thousands of students library experience.

A special thank you to our dealer, JC White Architectural Interior Products, http://www.jcwhite.com/ for completing this exceptional project and sending us the finished photos!

BCI Steel Radius Shelving System

BCI Steel Radius Shelving System

BCI Steel Radius Shelving System

BCI Steel Radius Shelving System

BCI Steel Radius Shelving System

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can compliment your next project, please contact us today.

 

02 Feb 2017 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Now Available on Eastern Suffolk BOCES Purchasing Contract

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Attention Long Island School Districts in Eastern Suffolk County!

BCI Modern Library Furniture is now available under the Eastern Suffolk BOCES purchasing contract through our dealer, HNE (Health & Educational Equipment Corp.)

By utilizing the Eastern Suffolk BOCES contract, you can save time and money on your library building or renovation project. The bidding of the necessary requirements are on cooperative basis. Cooperative bidding enables the school to choose from a larger number of bids. The price negotiation process is already done for you.

BCI Modern Library Furniture has a vast array of products to choose from. They are made of the finest quality materials and are designed to fit into any library space.

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Library design continues to change and evolve – we have the expertise to develop a complete solution for your specific needs. To contact BCI Modern Library Furniture for more information, click here.

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For more information on how you can increase your purchasing power with the Eastern Suffolk County BOCES state contract, click here

18 Jan 2017 no comments / READ MORE

WI Elementary School Completed with BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

As a follow-up to our July 22, 2016 post for The Red Creek Elementary School located in Black River Falls, WI, we are excited to share the finished project photos.

As a reminder, the following products were chosen:

Ratio Laminate Shelving with Laminate Shelves (starters/adders), Ratio Radius DS Shelving (starters/adders), Picture Book Box – Mobile, Cocoon Lounge

All of the furniture selected for this project is completely mobile and can easily be rearranged for activities and events.

Below are the actual photos:

Red Creek Elementary School Library

Red Creek Elementary School Library

Red Creek Elementary School Library

Red Creek Elementary School Library

Red Creek Elementary School Library

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can complete your new building or renovation project, contact us today

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17 Jan 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Going back again this Thursday…

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

This Thursday we are going back to a project we did at the Darien High School Media Center in Darien, CT. In conjunction with the architecture firm Herbert S. Newman & Partners, P.C. http://www.hsnparch.com/, this project was a success.

The school is home to some 1300 students and is 325,000 square feet. Shelving was a integral piece to this project as the media center had a collection of over 40,000 volumes and AV materials. We chose a highly flexible shelving system with interchangeable shelving parts. Additional shelving was provided in the reading room as well as study carrels with task lighting for students.

Darien HS Media Center

Darien HS Media Center

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, please contact us today

16 Jan 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Miami Dade College Library Project Nearing Completion Featuring BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Miami Dade College, with nine campuses located throughout the Miami area, opened its doors in 1960 with over 1,400 students. By 1969, there were over 100,000 students enrolled and by 2013, that number increased to 2,000,000.

Our BCI Modern Library Furniture dealer, JC White Architectural Interior Products, http://www.jcwhite.com/ is handling the renovation project for the college library.

BCI Products:  60/30 Steel Radius Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels, 60/30 Classic Steel Wall Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels, 60/30 Classic Steel Double-Faced Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels

The 60/30 Shelving line from BCI Modern Library Furniture offers functionality, as well as a sleek modern design. With the endless possibilities of arranging these shelving units, a different look can be obtained with little effort.

Below are some preliminary installation photos:

Miami Dade College Library

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Stay tuned for more photos of the completed project!

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can work magic in your new or renovation project, contact us today.

12 Jan 2017 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Offered on KCDA State Contract

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Founded in 1938 by school board members in King County, Washington state, the King County Directors’ Association (KCDA) is a purchasing cooperative owned by Washington’s public school districts. The KCDA’s main objective is to save the schools labor and money. Products available for purchase under KCDA range from furniture to technology equipment, supplies and facilities projects.

Through our dealer, Saxton Bradley, Inc., BCI Modern Library Furniture is available for purchase on the KCDA state contract. Our beautifully appointed, high quality furniture has many options for any new or renovation project for your school library. Our products range from shelving, information desks, seating, and much more.

Some of our products…

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Ratio Shelving

Ratio Shelving

 

Ratio Inform Shelving

Ratio Inform Shelving

Uniflex Shelving

Uniflex Shelving

 

 INFORM Counter Systems

INFORM Counter Systems

For more information on KCDA, click here

To discuss your upcoming school library building or renovation project, contact us today.

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28 Dec 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Beautiful Libraries are Getting Noticed

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

“There’s so much more to a book than just reading.” – Maurice Sendak

We are all aware that the libraries of today are well beyond books, they serve the community in many other ways. What use to be known as a quiet environment, is now a gathering place. There are now ‘teen spaces’ in libraries as well as meeting rooms for community use. The use of ultra modern designs are widely being incorporated into library buildings making them a unique focal point.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services released a report focusing on the uptick of visitors to libraries when money is spent on building and renovations. As a matter of fact, the report also showed that when money wasn’t being invested, visitation dropped.

Wired, a monthly magazine which is published in both print and online, recently did a feature on “Settle Into 10 of the Most Beautiful Libraries on Earth”. Wired spotlights on how emerging technologies are affecting our economy, politics and culture. This article featured two libraries Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark and Stormen Public Library in Bodø, Norway which both included BCI Modern Library Furniture.

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Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark

Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark

Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark

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Stormen Public Library in Bodø, Norway

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Stormen Public Library in Bodø, Norway

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can enhance your library building or renovation project, contact us today — we have experts standing by to answer all your questions.

18 Nov 2016 no comments / READ MORE

WI Technical College Library Gets a Modern Make-Over Using BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Waukesha County Technical College located in Pewaukee, WI, is a public college offering two year degrees as well as certificate programs. Recently, the college has completed a renovation project which focused on satisfying the wants and needs of the students by bringing the library into the 21st century. New modern library furniture was used to add to the overall update. The renovation gives the ability for the students to plug in and utilize the tech-integrated features such as creating powerpoint presentations.

BCI Modern Library Furniture was selected to provide Unifach, a magazine display shelving unit. BCI worked directly with Waukesha County Technical College to ensure the product fit into the complete project.

The Unifach can house both current and past issues of magazines and newspapers. Its sleek modern design lends itself to that 21st century feel. The Unifach comes in a multitude of colors and wood tones to fit into any new library setting.

Below is a stock photo of the Unifach

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

14 Nov 2016 no comments / READ MORE

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