Designing Modern Library Interiors Tag

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’s Uniqueness Abounds at Mount Royal University in Calgary

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Riddell Library and Learning Centre at the Mount Royal University located in Calgary, Canada has been under construction since August of 2014. Completion is scheduled for this year with a grand opening in the Fall. The new building will be four times the size of the current library – totaling 16,000 square metres with an estimated cost of $85.8M. The new library will feature group study rooms, media production rooms, multimedia teaching areas and seating for 1,496 students. All of the new areas are equipped to support current technology.

With the building’s exterior modern architecture,  the library furniture chosen reflects this design inside as well. Working with BCI’s Dealer, HBI – https://www.hbicalgary.com, the following products were selected:

BCI Modern Library Furniture products come in a vast array of colors and finishes to personalize your library project.

To download brochures of each individual product used in the project, use these links below:

Click here – Ratio INFORM Shelving and Mobile Ratio INFORM Shelving

Click here – 60/30 Classic Steel Shelving

Click here – INFORM Counter Systems

Click here – Ordrup Magazine Display Shelving

Click here – WOW Presentation Display-Mikado

Click here – Flatline Computer OPAC Station and Flatline-Eureka Computer OPAC Station

For a complete look at all our products, download our catalog by clicking here

Contact us today for more information 

For more information on the building details and progress, click here

Click here to view the floor plans of the new library

 

11 May 2017 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture and Intereum Enter Into Joint Purchasing Contract with NE Metro 916

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Contract Awarded to BCI Modern Library Furniture

A joint purchasing contract has been established between BCI Modern Library Furniture, Intereum and the Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916. NE Metro 916, located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, provides support to over 4,000 students with career and technical education, learning centers, special education, and elementary education assistance. The staff of 650 administers economical, highly skilled and dependable services to students in 14 member school districts.

With over 35 years of experience, Intereum has a staff of 125 team members to assist you. Intereum will provide price quotes that include freight and any requested optional services. Optional services include CAD Drawings, Offloading, Receiving and Inspection, Assembly, Installation – Set-in Place and Non-Metro Installation. Interior and Architectural design will also be available.

Kimberly E. Kirkeide, a K-12 Education Consultant (kkirkeide@intereum.com) at Intereum, has been named the Contact Administrator.

BCI Modern Library Furniture has many options to choose from when designing your library. Our collaborative lounge seating is an ideal choice for enhancing teamwork among students.

The Chat Pouf (pictured below) was designed with comfort and mobility in mind. The color selections are endless, as well as the many configurations.

Chat Pouf

We have a wide variety of shelving systems to fit into any library. Pictured below is our Ratio Shelving System. This shelving system offers a modern design, but its functionality is above all outstanding.

Ratio Shelving System

Whether you are looking for a more traditional counter system or a bright splashy one, we have an array of styles and color choices. Pictured below is our Info Pod which has a futuristic look.

Info Pod

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

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03 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

Mobile Steel Library Shelving by BCI Used at the Bay College Renovation Project

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Located on 150 acres, Bay College in Escanaba, Michigan was founded in 1962. While the college is a community college offering two year degree programs, students completing baccalaureate and masters degrees offered by partnering universities make up the population as well. With over 5,000 credit students each year, the college has recently undergone some much needed renovations.

BCI Modern Library Furniture was chosen to supply Mobile 60/30 Classic Steel Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops and Steel End Panels.

As libraries are continuing to evolve, becoming more of a place to gather, reconsideration of the type of furniture is critical. This unique type of shelving offers a durable option, as well as the mobility to move it allowing easy reconfiguration. Its simplistic design makes it aesthetically pleasing.

Below are the finished photos:

Bay College

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

Click here to view the before photos from the college website on the renovation project.

27 Mar 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

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

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