Designing Modern Library Interiors 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

BCI Modern Library Furniture Part of a ‘Centennial Plan’ in Concord, MA

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Established in 1922 and set on 39 acres, the Concord Academy, located in Concord, MA, is a private, co-ed boarding and day school. The school of about 400 students serves grades 9 through 12. Not only are the students from adjacent towns, but they come from all over the world. The philosophy of the school is to create an environment for students to learn about the arts, sciences and humanities. Students are encouraged to practice hands-on learning and experimentation.

As part of the ‘Centennial Plan’ slated for 2022, the school is undergoing renovations. Included in the project, is a library renovation. BCI Modern Library Furniture dealer, Creative Office Pavilion, provided Ratio INFORM Radius Mobile Shelving for the renovation.

This mobile shelving system is available in wood veneer, plastic laminate or steel. Colors range from Grey Metallic to a Flame Red. The casters allow for the shelving units to be rearranged easily.

Below is a stock photo of the Ratio INFORM Radius Mobile Shelving.

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

 

12 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’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

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