Designing Modern Public Library Spaces Tag

Products We Love: Cocoon Lounge

Posted by Colleen Egan in News

All libraries are different. They vary in size, levels and layout. The functions of a library change over time and the existing building structure can be a limiting factor when wanting to make a change to the library space.

Creating zones within your library can be a challenge if you are unable to renovate. We have thought this through and come up with a perfect zoning solution that is easy to implement, and just as effective and impactful, without having to lay one brick!

Say hello to the Cocoon Lounge, the exciting addition to our Cocoon range of modular furniture. With one piece of furniture, you can now create a specialized zone within an open space. Whether a study zone for concentration or focus; or a gaming zone for play and fun, the innovative design of the Cocoon Lounge range allows you to reduce the scale of a large area and create a more intimate setting with its own unique purpose.

Key advantages of the Cocoon Lounge are:

-Get creative with lighting, graphics, screens, built-in furniture & functionalities to create unique & bespoke zoning solutions

-The acoustic properties ensure sound is contained within the Cocoon, preventing the disturbance of other library users

-Amplify the functionality and impact of the zone– use the exterior for storage and display of books, media and products relevant to the area.

Take a look at the various designs and be inspired. The possibilities are endless!

20 Nov 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Modern Library Shelving for Duanesburg High School Library

Posted by Colleen Egan in News

Duanesburg Central School District, located in Delanson, NY, approved an $18.8 million capital project in 2015 to update facilities in both the elementary and high school buildings. Part of the project includes a renovated library and media center at Duanesburg High School.

Our BCI Library Furniture dealer, Health & Equipment Corp., provided the following products for the project:

Ratio Laminate Shelving with Steel Shelves, Ratio Laminate Wall Shelving with Steel Shelves.

The architect for the project was Synthesis Architects.

Below is a product brochure for Ratio shelving:

Ratio-Shelving

 

Contact us today and learn how you can make stunning transformations to your library using BCI Modern Library Furniture.

15 Nov 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Modern Library Shelving for Edmonton Public Library

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Edmonton Public Library System, located in Alberta Canada, has been busy over the last few years with branch renovations. The latest branch building project is the Calder Branch Library. The existing library was located in a strip mall and is being moved to a site with double the space. This new building will provide the much needed library space for a growing community.

Our BCI Library Furniture dealer, Allwest Commercial Furnishings  provided the following products for the project:

Opal Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & End Panels, Single-Faced Opal Wall Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops, OPAC Search Station, Ordrup Magazine Display Shelving, Opal Magazine Display Shelving, Opal CD/DVD Display Shelving

Below is a stock photo of our Opal Shelving:

Opal Shelving

Opal Shelving

The Opal Shelving System has its own unique style which allows it to fit seamlessly into any library setting.

To read more about the construction project, click here

Check back for installation photos!

For more information on BCI Library Furniture products and design services, click here to contact us today. We have over 60 years of experience in the design and installation process of modernizing libraries to meet the needs of communities in going beyond just books.

12 Nov 2017 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Chosen for $5.6M Library Renovation in Nebraska

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Hastings Public Library located in Hastings, NE has been undergoing a $5.6M renovation project. The plans include gutting the existing 29,000 square foot library and adding an additional building with another 2,200 square feet. The completed project will be a 21st century building in compliance with safety regulations, energy efficiency and the latest in technology upgrades. The library will feature a 150 person community room, outdoor patio, areas for children and young adults and an open staircase.

The firm heading up the project is The Clark Enersen Partners. Below is the architectural rendering of the building:

Hastings Public Library

Photo courtesy The Clark Enersen Partners

The BCI Modern Library Furniture dealer, Midwest Storage Solutions provided Ratio INFORM Radius Mobile Shelving for the project.

Ratio INFORM Radius Mobile Shelving provides the utmost in versatility, without compromising style. There are many design options to choose from that compliment your library project. The casters allow for ease of mobility.

Below is a stock photo of the shelving system:

Click here to download the Ratio/INFORM Radius Shelving System brochure

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

05 Jul 2017 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Part of an $8.5M Simpsonville, SC Project

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Back on August 10, 2016 ground was formally broken for the new Five Forks Branch Library, part of the Greenville County Public Library System, located in Simpsonville, SC. This $8.5M building will include collaborative meeting spaces for public use and group study, a quiet reading room, as well as a learning area for children. The building will be roughly 28,000 square feet and is planned to open in the fall of 2017.

Our dealer, PMC Commercial Interiors, is providing the following products:

Below are stock photos of the products being used in this project. The photos show the many different options available in the circulation/counter systems line of BCI Modern Library Furniture.

INFORM Counter System

INFORM Counter System

Concertina Circulation Desk System

Concertina Circulation Desk System

Concertina Circulation Desk System

Below is a sketch of the proposed library:

Five Forks Library Sketch

To view photos of the project, visit the Greenville County Library System’s website by clicking here

Click here to read about the project in the Greenville Journal

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

For a complete catalog of all our products, click here

 

30 Jun 2017 no comments / READ MORE

The Boylston Public Library Is Complete ☑️

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

As a follow-up to our April 27th and May 22nd posts on The Boylston Public Library project — we are thrilled to show the final installation pictures.

The products used for this renovation were:

 

The Simply Universal Reading Tables pictured above are an absolute must for any library setting. Grouped together or separate, they are simply universal!

Varying the color selections of the Ratio Library Shelving with Steel Shelves, Laminate Canopy Top & End Panels, give the children’s area a whimsical feel.

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, contact us today by clicking here.

 

29 Jun 2017 no comments / READ MORE

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

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