Modern Library Shelving for Public Libraries 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!

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

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.

Cedar Rapids PL

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

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

 

 

18 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Award Winner Features BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in Uncategorized

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Among the six awardees of the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards was the Cedar Rapids Public Library.  These awards,  which are governed jointly by a division of the ALA, the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA),  embolden superiority in architectural planning and designing of libraries.  These new modern library designs are needed to accommodate the needs of the community and bring libraries into the 21st century.

After the disastrous flood of 2008, the Cedar Rapids Public Library was completely destroyed.  Five years later, the new modern Cedar Rapids Public Library opened its doors. In addition to the building encompassing the green building certification program known as the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Platinum Requirements, BCI Modern Library Furniture was selected to provide shelving.  The product chosen, our 60/30 Radius Steel Shelving, is a flexible shelving system which can be used to create a variety of solutions.  Click this link – Cedar Rapids PL Layout to see the layout of the shelving – there is a multitude of arrangements the 60/60 Radius Steel Shelving can produce.

Download our 60/30 Radius Steel Shelving brochure by clicking here

To download our complete brochure, click here

Contact us today for more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can enhance your new library design.

01 Feb 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Here We Are Again…BCI in British Columbia Canada

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

BCI Modern Library Furniture Chosen for British Columbia Library Renovation Project

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The Bob Prittie Metrotown, part of the Burnaby Public Library system in British Columbia, is undergoing a make-over featuring BCI’s 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving, as well as some much needed self-service upgrades and an entrance/exit renovation.   The flexibility of this shelving allows it to be a round shelving system or a series of bays for an arched look.  The 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving is available in a wide variety of colors to enhance any library renovation.

Project:  Burnaby Public Library – Bob Prittie Metrotown

Location:  Burnaby British Columbia Canada

Products:  60/30 Steel Radius Shelving

BCI Dealer:  Jonathan Morgan & Company Limited – http://www.jmclimited.ca/

Click here for renovation information from the Burnaby Public Library

Click here to read an article on the renovation project from NewToBC  – The Library Link for Newcomers

For more information on 60/60 Steel Radius Shelving, click here to download our brochure

To view all the products BCI has to offer, click here

For more information on how BCI can plan and design your library renovation project, contact us today – we have specialists standing by to assist you with all your questions

Visit our website to view recent library renovation projects using BCI Modern Library Furniture

 

12 May 2015 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Seen Again in Pennsylvania – Phoenixville Public Library

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Phoenixville Public Library Chooses BCI Modern Library Furniture for a Major Renewal and Restoration Project

BCI Radius Steel Shelving

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BCI is in Pennsylvania again!  Public Libraries are transforming to accommodate the needs of the people in the community.  The Phoenixville Public Library recognized this need and Senator Andy Dinniman secured the funding through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program Grant for $500,000 and BCI Modern Library Furniture was able to share in making this dream a reality.

Project:  Phoenixville Public Library

Location:  Phoenixville, PA

BCI Dealer:  Tesco Learning Environments

Architect:  Carnevaleustis Architects, Inc. – www.cearchitects.com

Products:  Radius Steel Shelving with London Canopy Tops and End Panels, Ordrup Shelving, Drum Pouf

Click here to view the photo gallery of the renovation project

The Phoenixville Public Library Renovation Project can be found on YouTube

Contact BCI today for all your library furniture needs – we have specialists standing by to answer all your questions

Visit our website www.bcilibraries.com

Download our catalog by clicking here

05 Feb 2015 no comments / READ MORE

Frontline Shelving System with LED Lighting

Posted by admin in Company, Installations
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