BCI Public Library Furniture Tag

Baton Rouge, LA Library Made Beautiful with BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

In 1939 with just a few donated books, The East Baton Rouge Parish Library (EBRPL) was born. After three years, the library system had grown – adding eight branch libraries for people in the Baton Rouge area.

Today, the Main Library and its 13 branches have a staff of over 540. Service is also extended to retirement centers, daycare centers, community centers and schools.

Renovations to the Bluebonnet Library began in 2015 and are scheduled to be completed this summer.

BCI Modern Library Furniture dealer, Arnold & Associates Interiors Inc., provided the following furnishing for the renovation project:

INFORM Desk Systems for Adult Section, INFORM Desk Systems for Children’s Area

Below are stock photos of our INFORM Desk Systems:

Our collection of information desk systems come in solid wood veneer, plastic laminate or steel. The choice of colors are infinite and can be customized to your library environment — adding that pop of color.

Click here to view project photos of earlier renovations from Arnold & Associates Interiors Inc. to the Bluebonnet Library.

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture and our design, furniture and installation, please contact us today.

 

19 Jun 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Another BCI Modern Library Furniture Renovation Project Approaching Completion

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Richland Library Ballentine, located in Irmo, SC, is nearing completion this summer. The new 13,000 square foot building will feature an outdoor deck, large meeting room, Artist space and more. This library is constructed with the objective of using the furnishings to create an adaptable environment.

Our BCI Modern Library Furniture dealer, Corporate Concepts, provided Picture Book Browsers with Casters for the project – an excellent choice in keeping with the design concept.

Picture Book Browser

Picture book browser

Picture Book Browsers are a fun way to display books. They come in a wide variety of materials and colors to enhance the overall library setting. The design allows books to be returned back into the browser in no particular order. Casters allow the browsers to be rearranged with little effort.

For more information on the products and services that BCI Modern Library Furniture has to offer, contact us today. We will assist you from design to the installation of your new library furnishings.

05 Jun 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Photos From The Boylston Public Library Project Are Here!

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

As a follow-up to our April 27th post on The Boylston Public Library, we are pleased to share the final photos.

As a reminder, these were the products used in the renovation:

The ratio shelving was selected to provide adequate storage for books and materials. The color choices give ‘life’ to the space.

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, please contact us today. We have a wide variety of products that will enhance your library renovation or building project. We participate in several purchasing contracts to eliminate the time and money spent on searching for a provider.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 May 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Central Arkansas Library Complete!

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

As a follow-up to our May 1st post on  The Roosevelt Thompson Branch Library, the final installation pictures are here! Finally, a place for the over 62,000 books, magazines and audiovisual pieces!☺️

As a reminder, below are the products selected for this renovation project:

Ratio Shelving System with Steel Shelves, Cocoon Modular Systems, Ratio Square Display Units, BCI Puzzle Tables and Stools, BCI Flatline Search Station and Mobile Picture Book Box Browsers

Ratio Shelving System with Steel Shelves

 

Ratio Shelving System with Steel Shelves

Ratio Shelving System with Steel Shelves

Ratio Shelving System with Steel Shelves

For more information on our products, please contact us today

 

 

 

15 May 2017 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Installing Now at Little Rock Arkansas Library

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Central Arkansas Library System, with its 14 branch libraries, is the largest Arkansas Public Library System serving a community of over 400,000. The Roosevelt Thompson Branch Library is close to finishing a renovation project. With its over 62,000 books, magazines and audiovisual pieces, the branch library was in need of a refresh.

The BCI Modern Library Furniture dealer, Evo Business Environments, provided the following products for the renovation:

Ratio Shelving System with Steel Shelves, Cocoon Modular Systems, Ratio Square Display Units, BCI Puzzle Tables and Stools, BCI Flatline Search Station and Mobile Picture Book Box Browsers

The furniture choices provide the flexibility to reconfigure the space when needed, while the color selections enhance the whimsical children’s section.

Below are some installation photos:

Mobile Picture Book Box Browsers

Mobile Picture Book Box Browsers

 

Ratio Square Display Units

Ratio Square Display Units

 

Check back for final installation photos soon!

Click here to view all the photos on the Central Arkansas Library System – Roosevelt Thompson Branch Facebook Page

Posted by Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) – Roosevelt Thompson on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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

01 May 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Boylston Public Library Nearing Completion Featuring BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

What started out in 1792 as a private institution,  the Boylston Public Library, located in Boylston, MA is nearing a huge renovation completion.  After roughly four years, Phase II of the construction is set to be finished this spring. The library currently serves over 4,300 residents in Boylston. The lack of community rooms, updates to the electrical wiring to support current technology, ADA compliance, insufficient shelving space, as well as other renovations, were a top priority for the library.

Utilizing the MHEC (Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium) purchasing contract, a great deal of time and money were saved throughout the building process.

Working with R.E. Dinneen Architects & Planners, Inc., Longo Associates, a BCI Modern Library Furniture dealer, took the lead in providing high quality and unique modern library furnishings. The products chosen were:

The shelving solved the library’s problem of lack of space for materials. With its sleek contemporary design, Ratio Shelving provides functionality and a winning style, not to mention the endless color choices.

Simply Universal Reading Tables are the answer to the technology needs of today with its ability to provide electricity for computers, concealing any wiring, all while maintaining its adaptability in any setting.

 

 

Below is a sketch of the library showing more detail on the Phase II Renovation:

Boylston PL Renovation

For more renovation photos, click here to be directed to the Boylston Public Library Facebook Page.

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, please contact us today – we have specialists standing by to answer all your questions. Our services include design, furniture and professional installation.

27 Apr 2017 no comments / READ MORE

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!

Fish Creek PL

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

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

Remembering this Amazing Project on Throwback Thursday with BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Project: The Academy of Information Technology and Engineering

This Throwback Thursday post goes way, way back to 2007! We teamed up with the architectural group Fuller & D’Angelo P.C. to provide some shelving for the new library.

The Academy of Information Technology and Engineering (AITE), located in Stamford, CT, is a college preparatory public magnet high school. The school serves the special interest of students in all facets of technology and the essentials of architecture and engineering. After three years of planning and construction, a new building opened in 2007 with a very futuristic look. The school’s own architecture and engineering students helped in the collaborative effort of the design.

To compliment this innovative building design, the Architect chose BCI Modern Library Furniture to provide the Opal Shelving System. This shelving system offers Opalescent tempered glass end panels‡ with unique perforated steel components ‡for a modern look that fits this new building.

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Photos By: “© Amiaga Photographers, Inc., 2007” http://www.amiaga.com/

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

03 Nov 2016 no comments / READ MORE

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

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