BCI Modern Library Design Tag

Renovations to a U.S. Army Library with BCI Modern Library Furniture ?

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

An exciting government installation project is coming soon!

Spanning across two floors in Building 3202 in the MSCoE Complex, the Bruce C. Clarke Library, located in Fort Leonard Wood, MO, provides services to the military community and their families. In 2015 the library was awarded just under $1M for a much needed renovation. The goal of the renovation is to modernize this 26 year old library. New furniture, a conference table, gaming stations with monitors as well as a contemporary cafe complete with bistro tables and chairs will be included in the project. There will be space to bring your own device and access free wi-fi, as well as databases, periodicals and online books. The focus of the design was to improve the library for the younger Soldiers.

BCI Modern Library Furniture provided the following products in these stock photos:

Basket Chair

Basket Chair

Basket Pouf

Basket Pouf

Planet Pouf

Planet Pouf

Planet Swivel Chair

Planet Swivel Chair

ALMA Pouf Table (large)

ALMA Pouf Table

Boggie Table

Boggie Table

The product selections from Softline and Foraform furniture are stylish, modern, constructed for comfort, and come in a wide variety of color choices to complement any library setting.The Softline seating’s modular system allows you to play interior designer and arrange the furniture so it’s conducive to your library setting.

Click here to download the brochure for the Softline Basket Chair/Pouf

Click here to download the brochure for the Planet Swivel Chair

Click here to download the brochure for the Boggie Table

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For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, click here to contact us today – we have design specialists standing by to answer all your questions.



21 Sep 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

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

Choo, Choo…Modernizing The New York Public Library

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News
NYPL Train

Image Credit: Jonathan Blanc/NYPL

As libraries continue to evolve, new and innovative ‘gadgets’ are being added. The New York Public Library just completed a two-year $12 million renovation of the Rose Reading Room. Replacing the old conveyor belt system for book retrieval is the $2.6 million ‘book train’ . The book train cuts down the delivery time to the circulation desk to about five minutes from 30. The book train spans over 950 feet of track assisting with the delivery of over 4 million books which lie in storage beneath Bryant Park. The systems runs on electric and consists of 24 cars that can carry up to 30 pounds each.

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, click here to contact us today. We can help you take your library space into the 21st century with our design expertise.

24 Oct 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Making its Mark at a new Elementary School in Robinson, TX

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Robinson Independent School District located in Robinson, TX will be opening the new intermediate school in time for the 2016-2017 school year. Located on 12 acres, the new school will house grades 4 though 6 in the 8,500 square feet building. In addition to offices, classrooms, a gym, cafeteria, band hall and science labs, a new library and media center is part of the new building.

To maintain comfort without compromising style, Robinson ISD choose BCI Modern Library Furniture’s soft seating line. Soft seating is just that…soft…and cozy too! It’s also wonderfully flexible and can be rearranged quickly to accommodate any setting.

Below are stock photo’s of the products – Chat Pouf Large, Grand Prix Chair XL

Chat Pouf

Chat Pouf

Grand Prix Rocking Chair XL

Grand Prix Rocking Chair XL

BCI Dealer: Contrax Furnishings – http://www.contrax.com/

Click here to read more about the new intermediate school

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can enhance your school library project, click here to contact us today.


19 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Houston’s British International School Set to Open September 2016

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

BCI Modern Library Furniture Selected for New Campus Dwelling

British International School

The British International School located in Houston, is part of the Nord Anglia Education, an international schools provider of premium schools. A new 280,000 square feet campus, set on 25 acres, will open its doors in time for the 2016-2017 school year. The new building will house PreK-12 for up to 2,000 students. The British International School prides itself on the ability to provide “personalized learning for students of all ages.”

Project: British International School

Architect: Remenschneider Design / Fanning Howey

BCI Dealer: Contrax Furnishings

BCI Modern Library Furniture will be a key feature in the library. The products chosen for the project offer style and versatility. They include:

Ratio Shelving with Steel Shelves (Starters/Adders), Ratio Radius DS Shelving (Starters/Adders), Ratio Radius DS Shelving (Mobile), INFORM Counter, Softline Basket Chairs with High Backrest

All of BCI Modern Library furniture is available for purchase under The Cooperative Purchasing Network –  TCPN.

Contact BCI Modern Library Furniture today by clicking here – whether your project is big or small, we have specialists standing by to assist you.

View all our products by clicking here to download our catalog

06 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Showcased at ALC 2016

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BCI at ALC 2016

This year’s Alberta Library Conference was held April 28 – May 1 in Jasper, Alberta and featured the theme ‘Shake It Up!’  The main focus was to build on the theme of constructing libraries with a new perspective. Libraries continue to transform themselves and stray away from the conventional framework we once knew.

Our BCI Dealer, Jonathan Morgan & Company, Limited was in attendance at the conference and exhibited some of BCI’s finest products. Shown above our 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving –  with its unique modular structure, Luna Chair – the best for privacy and our Puppy Chair in orange offers both comfort and fun.

BCI Modern Library Furniture offers a myriad of possibilities when designing a new library or renovating an existing one. We will work with you from the start to the completion of your contemporary library space. Our fully functional and flexible furniture is designed with the utmost scrutiny. Our furniture is adaptable for public libraries, school libraries and university libraries. Here are just a few examples of  some of our recent projects:

St. Louis County Library System

Dunbar High School, Washington DC

University of Massachusetts, Lowell Campus

Contact us today for a no-obligation discussion on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can provide the design concept for your evolving library

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23 May 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Golisano Children’s Hospital Opening New Building

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

BCI 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving Part of the New Golisano Children’s Hospital

60/30 Steel Radius Shelving

Golisano Children’s Hospital, part of the University of Rochester Medical Center, has begun moving patients into their new $145 million building.  This new building boasts 245,000 square feet and is eight stories high.  There are 52 private rooms and a 68 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). There are over 200 pediatric specialists administering care in over 40 specialty areas to 84,000 children and their families each year.  BCI’s 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving was included in this newly constructed building.

Project:  Golisano Children’s Hospital

Location:  Rochester, NY

Products:  60/30 Steels Radius Shelving

Architect:  Ballinger

BCI Dealer:  Sedgwick Business Interiors – http://sedgwickbusiness.com/

Click here to view the ribbon cutting ceremony video

Click on the links below for local news coverage of the move into the new building:

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

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Building Sketch Photo Credit:  University of Rochester Medical Center

16 Jul 2015 no comments / READ MORE


Posted by Tracy Lenok in News


BCI, a global leader in the development and design of modern libraries, is pleased to be part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Cooperative Purchasing Program (COSTARS).

COSTARS is a program created to provide a means for state-affiliated entities (Members) and registered and eligible local public procurement units (LPPUs) to take advantage of contracts that have been set up by the Department of General Services.  These contracts offer the best value to the members and grant suppliers the opportunity to share in the competition for the members business.

What are the benefits of the COSTARS Program?

  • Cost Effective – no need for advertising, printing, mailing or bid evaluation
  • An extensive selection of commodities and suppliers
  • Free education and training workshops to support members on how to use the state contracts

Who can purchase off a state contract?

  • K-12 Institutions
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Local Government Municipalities
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Non-Profit Organizations

What can be purchased on a state contract?

  • Shelving Systems
  • Soft Seating
  • Lounge Seating
  • Children’s Furniture
  • Counter Systems – Circulation/Reception Desks
  • Display Furniture
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Computer Stations
  • Lighting Systems
  • Book Trolleys

BCI Modern Library Furniture also offers customized design and space planning.  Our specialists will assist in the collaboration of your new library space.

Contact us today to learn more about COSTARS

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23 Jun 2015 no comments / READ MORE

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