BCI Public Library Furniture 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

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/

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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

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.

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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

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18 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Installation Completed at Calgary Public Library by BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Back on July 15th (http://bcilibraries.com/calgary-alberta-public-libraries-getting-renovation-with-bci-modern-library-furniture/) we posted some photos of the installation of the new BCI Modern Library Furniture at the Quarry Park Branch Library located in Calgary, Alberta Canada. The install has been completed and we are happy to share the stunning photos!

As a reminder, the products used included: Double Faced Opal Shelving, Single Faced Opal ShelvingPicture Book Browsers with Casters, Ordrup Magazine Display

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01 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

NJ’s Haddonfield Public Library Showcases BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Haddonfield Public Library located in Haddonfield, NJ has been at its current site since 1917 – almost 100 years! Without taking away too much of the library’s history, a modern renovation was needed to take the library into the 21st century.  The library board president Deborah Marchand was quoted as saying, (we need) “to take what had been a fairly inflexible space and make it more flexible and open and welcoming.”1

BCI Modern Library Furniture had just the answer. BCI’s furniture is known for its ability to be flexible, while maintaining its durability. The renovation is slated to cost $2.2 million dollars and has taken over 15 months. The furniture was purchased through the ESCNJ (Educational Services Commission of New Jersey). The library plans to open in August, 2016.

BCI Dealer: Longo Associates

Products: Uniflex Steel Shelving

Haddonfield library’s choice of the Uniflex Steel Shelving provides the flexibility needed for this new space. The Uniflex Steel Shelving has a classic style which fits into the architecture of the building.

Below are some of the actual installation photos.

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For more information on the renovation project, click here

View project photos via Courier Post by clicking here

Contact us at BCI Modern Library Furniture today for more information on how we can assist you in your renovation project.

1 Philly.com, 7/4/16,  http://articles.philly.com/2016-07-04/news/74199013_1_library-board-president-haddonfield-public-library-library-dates

27 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Sleek Modern Shelving Abounds at the Colchester East Hants Public Library Thanks to BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

A few weeks ago we shared news on the renovation project at the Colchester East Hants Public Library located in Nova Scotia (http://bcilibraries.com/nova-scotia-library-chooses-bci-modern-library-furniture/). Below are the photo’s from the final installation for both the adult and children’s section featuring BCI Modern Library Furniture’s Ratio Inform Radius DF Shelving on Casters —

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Adult Section

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Adult section

Children's Section

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Colchester Library childrens section 2

Children’s Section

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20 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Calgary, Alberta Public Libraries Getting a Renovation With BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Calgary Public Library system encompasses 18 branches. Recently the Nose Hill and Quarry Park branch libraries have been undergoing renovations.

Assisting in these two renovations is BCI Modern Library Furniture. BCI’s large selection of highly constructed, modern furniture is designed for today’s libraries. As more libraries enter a phase of not being just a place to check out books, they are also gathering places for learning and socializing and require modifications to address these needs. BCI’s furniture offers functionality and practicality for any library setting.

The Nose Hill branch has been going through an extensive three phase renovation project. The final phase of the project is set for completion in late September. Some of the highlights of the new library will include:

  • A new modern children’s area
  • New shelving systems with lighting
  • A new design with more areas for quiet study
  • Extra seating for reading, working together and studying

And More!

The Quarry Park branch is part of a much bigger project – the Quarry Park Recreational Facility. This 94,000 square foot facility will house the new 9,000 square foot library. Other amenities of the facility include:

  • Fitness Center
  • Running Track
  • Day Care
  • Food Services
  • Meeting rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Multi-purpose rooms

BCI Dealer: HBI

Products: Double Faced Opal Shelving, Single Faced Opal Shelving, 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving, Picture Book Browsers with Casters, Ordrup Magazine Display

Below are some pre-completion photos of the shelving:

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Check back for final installation photos!

Click here to read more abut the Quarry Park Recreational Facility

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15 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Nova Scotia Library Chooses BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Colchester East Hants Public Library’s Truro Branch is moving to a new location at 754 Prince Street. Originally opened in 1950, today the library serves an estimated population of 35,858. With this volume of patrons, a new more modern library was needed. The new library is hoping to open this month, but will have a re-opening in the fall.

BCI Modern Library Furniture provided Ratio Inform Radius Shelving on Casters for a sleek look and functional design for both the children’s and adult areas.

Below are the 1st and 2nd floor plans —

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1st Floor Plan

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2nd Floor Plan

Project: Colchester East Hants Public Library – Truro Branch

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

BCI Dealer: Ergoworks

Product: Ratio Inform Radius DF Shelving on Casters

Click here to get a ‘sneak peek’ of the new library

Visit the Colchester East Hants Public Library’s Facebook page for the construction timeline

Click here to read an article published in the Truro Daily News

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can enhance your new library, contact us today

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11 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

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