Modern Library Design Tag

Saline, MI Middle School Library Chooses BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Saline Middle School, located in Saline, MI serves students in grades 6 thru 8. Along with other renovations to the building, the library was also redesigned.

Working with our BCI Modern Library Furniture dealer, Great Lakes Furniture Supply, the INFORM Desk System was included in the project.

The information desk in many libraries is the first point of contact. Having an aesthetically pleasing information desk in a library entry sets the stage for the experience. Available in solid wood veneer, plastic laminate or steel, the INFORM Desk System also boasts a wide variety of color options.

Below are stocks photos of the INFORM Desk System in Green or Flame Red that can really make a statement:

INFORM Desk System

 

INFORM Desk System

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24 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

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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

CREC Museum Academy’s New Facility Features BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The CREC Museum Academy, located in Bloomfield, CT will be opening a new 75,000 square foot building this summer. The Museum Academy is a magnet school serving grades Pre-K through 5. Currently there are two temporary sites — the Pre-K at one site and K-5 at another. This new building will allow both sites to be consolidated.

Our BCI dealer, Creative Library Concepts, provided the shelving products:

To get an idea of just how functional and beautiful the Opal Shelving is, here are some stock photos:

              Opal Shelving System

Opal Wall Steel Shelving System

Our Opal line of steel shelving is designed to be malleable as well as strong and long lasting. Its smooth design allows it to fit into any library setting. With over 30 different color choices, the Opal Steel Shelving creates its own exclusive individuality.

The products for the new library were purchased through the CT State Contracting which enables schools to purchase low cost, high quality furniture from a series of approved vendors.

Click here to view proposed building photos from Freeman Companies

To view photos of completed projects where Opal Steel Shelving has been used, click the links below:

AITE (Academy of Information Technology & Engineering)

Darien High School Library

Fairfield Public Library

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture for your new building or renovation project, please contact us today. We have design experts standing by to answer any questions you may have.

30 May 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

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15 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

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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

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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

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

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