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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

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

Miami Dade College Project is Complete!

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

As a follow-up to our January 12, 2017 post – https://bcilibraries.com/miami-dade-college-library-project-nearing-completion-featuring-bci/ — the Miami Dade College library is complete.

As a reminder, we used the following products from BCI Modern Library Furniture:

60/30 Steel Radius Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels, 60/30 Classic Steel Wall Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels, 60/30 Classic Steel Double-Faced Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels

The results are truly amazing! These improvements  will definitely enhance the colleges’ thousands of students library experience.

A special thank you to our dealer, JC White Architectural Interior Products, http://www.jcwhite.com/ for completing this exceptional project and sending us the finished photos!

BCI Steel Radius Shelving System

BCI Steel Radius Shelving System

BCI Steel Radius Shelving System

BCI Steel Radius Shelving System

BCI Steel Radius Shelving System

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can compliment your next project, please contact us today.

 

02 Feb 2017 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Now Available on Eastern Suffolk BOCES Purchasing Contract

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Attention Long Island School Districts in Eastern Suffolk County!

BCI Modern Library Furniture is now available under the Eastern Suffolk BOCES purchasing contract through our dealer, HNE (Health & Educational Equipment Corp.)

By utilizing the Eastern Suffolk BOCES contract, you can save time and money on your library building or renovation project. The bidding of the necessary requirements are on cooperative basis. Cooperative bidding enables the school to choose from a larger number of bids. The price negotiation process is already done for you.

BCI Modern Library Furniture has a vast array of products to choose from. They are made of the finest quality materials and are designed to fit into any library space.

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Library design continues to change and evolve – we have the expertise to develop a complete solution for your specific needs. To contact BCI Modern Library Furniture for more information, click here.

View our complete product catalog by clicking here

For more information on how you can increase your purchasing power with the Eastern Suffolk County BOCES state contract, click here

18 Jan 2017 no comments / READ MORE

WI Elementary School Completed with BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

As a follow-up to our July 22, 2016 post for The Red Creek Elementary School located in Black River Falls, WI, we are excited to share the finished project photos.

As a reminder, the following products were chosen:

Ratio Laminate Shelving with Laminate Shelves (starters/adders), Ratio Radius DS Shelving (starters/adders), Picture Book Box – Mobile, Cocoon Lounge

All of the furniture selected for this project is completely mobile and can easily be rearranged for activities and events.

Below are the actual photos:

Red Creek Elementary School Library

Red Creek Elementary School Library

Red Creek Elementary School Library

Red Creek Elementary School Library

Red Creek Elementary School Library

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can complete your new building or renovation project, contact us today

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17 Jan 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Going back again this Thursday…

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

This Thursday we are going back to a project we did at the Darien High School Media Center in Darien, CT. In conjunction with the architecture firm Herbert S. Newman & Partners, P.C. http://www.hsnparch.com/, this project was a success.

The school is home to some 1300 students and is 325,000 square feet. Shelving was a integral piece to this project as the media center had a collection of over 40,000 volumes and AV materials. We chose a highly flexible shelving system with interchangeable shelving parts. Additional shelving was provided in the reading room as well as study carrels with task lighting for students.

Darien HS Media Center

Darien HS Media Center

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

16 Jan 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Miami Dade College Library Project Nearing Completion Featuring BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Miami Dade College, with nine campuses located throughout the Miami area, opened its doors in 1960 with over 1,400 students. By 1969, there were over 100,000 students enrolled and by 2013, that number increased to 2,000,000.

Our BCI Modern Library Furniture dealer, JC White Architectural Interior Products, http://www.jcwhite.com/ is handling the renovation project for the college library.

BCI Products:  60/30 Steel Radius Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels, 60/30 Classic Steel Wall Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels, 60/30 Classic Steel Double-Faced Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & London End Panels

The 60/30 Shelving line from BCI Modern Library Furniture offers functionality, as well as a sleek modern design. With the endless possibilities of arranging these shelving units, a different look can be obtained with little effort.

Below are some preliminary installation photos:

Miami Dade College Library

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Stay tuned for more photos of the completed project!

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can work magic in your new or renovation project, contact us today.

12 Jan 2017 no comments / READ MORE