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Mobile Shelving Systems Rolling Out in Libraries

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Mobile library shelving is on a roll – literally! Libraries are finding that by installing mobile shelving, many different configurations can be done in minutes. Lockable casters enable the shelving to stay put, but can be easily moved and rearranged.

As libraries continue to evolve into more than just books, mobile shelving helps to free up much needed space. Many libraries are using their space to host community events such as author visits, book clubs, and workshops. Mobile shelving can be used to display articles being used for the event and be moved to ensure adequate seating space.

BCI Modern Library Furniture has a wide variety of mobile shelving unit solutions which are customizable by size, material, and color. Below are examples of some of our mobile shelving options. Their sleek, modern designs fits into any library setting.

Uniflex Radius Shelving

Uniflex Radius Shelving

Ratio/Inform Radius Shelving

Ratio/Inform Radius Shelving

Uniflex Shelving

Uniflex Shelving

Ratio Shelving

Ratio Shelving

Save time and money, without compromising quality by utilizing state contracts to purchase BCI Modern Library Furniture. All of our library furniture is eligible under the following state contracts:

At BCI Modern Library Furniture we pride ourselves on our vast amount of library design experience and the quality of our products. Contact us today for information on how your library can become more ‘mobile’.

03 Jan 2017 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Offered on KCDA State Contract

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Founded in 1938 by school board members in King County, Washington state, the King County Directors’ Association (KCDA) is a purchasing cooperative owned by Washington’s public school districts. The KCDA’s main objective is to save the schools labor and money. Products available for purchase under KCDA range from furniture to technology equipment, supplies and facilities projects.

Through our dealer, Saxton Bradley, Inc., BCI Modern Library Furniture is available for purchase on the KCDA state contract. Our beautifully appointed, high quality furniture has many options for any new or renovation project for your school library. Our products range from shelving, information desks, seating, and much more.

Some of our products…

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Ratio Shelving

Ratio Shelving

 

Ratio Inform Shelving

Ratio Inform Shelving

Uniflex Shelving

Uniflex Shelving

 

 INFORM Counter Systems

INFORM Counter Systems

For more information on KCDA, click here

To discuss your upcoming school library building or renovation project, contact us today.

To download our full product catalog, click here.

28 Dec 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Coming to the Midwest

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The ribbon cutting for the Chicago Children’s Theatre is scheduled for January 10th, 2017 in the newly renovated former police station in Chicago’s West Loop. The project will be in two phases. Phase one consists of the building being converted into two theaters, classrooms, and offices. Phase two of the construction, scheduled to be completed in 2020, will house a 299 seat mainstage theater.

Working with the AIA firm Boeman DesignBCI Modern Library Furniture was chosen to supply products from their softline seating. The Bingo Pouf and Grand Prix Soft Seating are pictured below.

Bingo Pouf

Bingo Pouf

The Bingo Pouf is an excellent choice with its ability to fold for quick set-up and easy storage. The Bingo Pouf includes a tray which can be easily converted into a table.

Grand Prix Soft Seating

Grand Prix Soft Seating

The small Grand Prix Soft Seating have a unique shape enabling them to rock. The chair can stand alone or be grouped together to create a fun seating area.

Project: Chicago Children’s Theatre

Location: Chicago, IL

AIA Firm: Boeman Design

BCI Dealer: Library Furniture International

BCI Modern Library Furniture has many solutions for your new building or renovation project. Contact us today to find out how we can help you imagine the unimaginable.

22 Dec 2016 no comments / READ MORE

New York City Private School Uses BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School located in New York City, NY has just opened its new middle school building in September of this year. The building houses children in grades 5, 6, and 7. The Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School is one of the oldest independent schools in the United States dating back to 1764. There are approximately 1,300 students in grades Pre-K – 12.

Project: Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School

Location: New York, NY

Dealer: Young Equipment Sales

Products: Popcorn Stools, City Plastic Chairs

With its sleek encircling shape, the Popcorn Stool provides maximum flexibility and comfort. They are able to be stacked for easy storage or set-up.

ForaForm Popcorn Stool

 Popcorn Stool

The City Plastic Chair is a durable chair coming in many colors and finishes. They can be stacked in groups of 11 with a linking device.

 

 

ForaForm City Plastic Chair

 City Plastic Chair

To read more about the Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School building, click here.
Contact BCI Modern Library Furniture today to find out about all the products we offer for your school. We have a dedicated team of experts who can answer all your questions about our high quality products.

15 Dec 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Going Back on Throwback Thursday with BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

This Throwback Thursday we are showcasing an amazing public library furniture project from a few years back. The Fairfield Public Library, located in Fairfield, CT has had many additions to the original 43,000 square foot library since its construction in 1903. Unfortunately, these additions produced a very irregular flow in the building. With an increasing number of patrons, upgrades to the interior and technology framework were needed.

By combining new custom end panels to some of the existing shelving in the library, the cost was kept well within the budget. A rich selection of both custom and standard furnishings from BCI Modern Library Furniture were selected and created that modernistic look and usability.

Project: Fairfield Public Library – Fairfield, CT

Architect: Herbert S. Newman & Partners, P.C. http://www.hsnparch.com/

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

08 Dec 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Beautiful Libraries are Getting Noticed

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

“There’s so much more to a book than just reading.” – Maurice Sendak

We are all aware that the libraries of today are well beyond books, they serve the community in many other ways. What use to be known as a quiet environment, is now a gathering place. There are now ‘teen spaces’ in libraries as well as meeting rooms for community use. The use of ultra modern designs are widely being incorporated into library buildings making them a unique focal point.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services released a report focusing on the uptick of visitors to libraries when money is spent on building and renovations. As a matter of fact, the report also showed that when money wasn’t being invested, visitation dropped.

Wired, a monthly magazine which is published in both print and online, recently did a feature on “Settle Into 10 of the Most Beautiful Libraries on Earth”. Wired spotlights on how emerging technologies are affecting our economy, politics and culture. This article featured two libraries Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark and Stormen Public Library in Bodø, Norway which both included BCI Modern Library Furniture.

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Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark

Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark

Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark

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Stormen Public Library in Bodø, Norway

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Stormen Public Library in Bodø, Norway

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can enhance your library building or renovation project, contact us today — we have experts standing by to answer all your questions.

18 Nov 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI’s River Dell Middle School Library Project Nearing Completion

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

As a follow-up to our July 19th news post, the River Dell Middle School Library renovation project is approaching completion! We have some ‘sneak preview’ photos we want to share. The choice of color featuring vibrant yellow and turquoise really give this library a polished look and feel. BCI Modern Library Furniture has many styles, colors and finishes to choose from.

Products used: 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving with London End Panels and Canopy Tops, Opal Shelving with Perforated Steel End Panels and Canopy Tops, INFORM Desk System

Stay tuned for the finished product photos!

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For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can renovate your school library, contact us today.

 

 

17 Nov 2016 no comments / READ MORE

WI Technical College Library Gets a Modern Make-Over Using BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Waukesha County Technical College located in Pewaukee, WI, is a public college offering two year degrees as well as certificate programs. Recently, the college has completed a renovation project which focused on satisfying the wants and needs of the students by bringing the library into the 21st century. New modern library furniture was used to add to the overall update. The renovation gives the ability for the students to plug in and utilize the tech-integrated features such as creating powerpoint presentations.

BCI Modern Library Furniture was selected to provide Unifach, a magazine display shelving unit. BCI worked directly with Waukesha County Technical College to ensure the product fit into the complete project.

The Unifach can house both current and past issues of magazines and newspapers. Its sleek modern design lends itself to that 21st century feel. The Unifach comes in a multitude of colors and wood tones to fit into any new library setting.

Below is a stock photo of the Unifach

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, contact us today – we have experts standing by to answer all your questions on library design and furnishings.

14 Nov 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI’s Uniflex Radius Library Shelving Featured at the Morgan School in CT

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

As a follow-up to our News Post on September 29, 2016, we’d like to share the amazing finished project photos!

The BCI Dealer, Longo Associates, worked with the AIA Firm: Newman Architects – www.newmanarchitects.com to develop a high design style for this project.

Products: Rectilinear Uniflex Steel Shelving with Wood Veneer End Panels, Uniflex Steel Shelving with Veneer Wood End Panels & Canopy Tops and Laminate Shelving Option

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Morgan School CT

Our Uniflex Radius Shelving is extremely flexible, but maintains its elegant lines of wood, glass and perorated sheet metal. Its functional design makes it an excellent choice for any modern library setting.

Click here to download our Uniflex Radius Shelving Brochure

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

 

 

11 Nov 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Remembering this Amazing Project on Throwback Thursday with BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Project: The Academy of Information Technology and Engineering

This Throwback Thursday post goes way, way back to 2007! We teamed up with the architectural group Fuller & D’Angelo P.C. to provide some shelving for the new library.

The Academy of Information Technology and Engineering (AITE), located in Stamford, CT, is a college preparatory public magnet high school. The school serves the special interest of students in all facets of technology and the essentials of architecture and engineering. After three years of planning and construction, a new building opened in 2007 with a very futuristic look. The school’s own architecture and engineering students helped in the collaborative effort of the design.

To compliment this innovative building design, the Architect chose BCI Modern Library Furniture to provide the Opal Shelving System. This shelving system offers Opalescent tempered glass end panels‡ with unique perforated steel components ‡for a modern look that fits this new building.

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Photos By: “© Amiaga Photographers, Inc., 2007” http://www.amiaga.com/

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

03 Nov 2016 no comments / READ MORE