Public Library Furniture Tag

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

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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

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

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

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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