Modern Library Design Tag

Stay Ahead of the Curve with BCI INFORM and Slimline Curved Shelving

Posted by Colleen Egan in News

Stay ahead of the curve with some of BCI‘s most popular products: INFORM Curved Shelving and Slimline Curved Shelving.

Use these shelving systems as complete round shelving or use a number of bays for a curved expression. With our curved shelving systems, you can create private spaces for children, or quiet reading areas. You can even enhance specific topics or simply add the round shelving to diversify a simple, straight interior design.

INFORM Curved Shelving systems combine beautiful lines, crisp finishes, adaptability and value in a striking package with abundant options. Below are BCI installation images featuring INFORM Curved Shelving:

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Slimline Curved shelving offers possibilities for creating various environmental spaces. The corner shelves in combination with curved top and bottom shelves gives the shelving the impression of being round. The corner shelves also offer excellent opportunities for display. Below are BCI installation images featuring Slimline Curved Shelving:

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Have questions? We have answers! Contact a BCI representative to learn more about BCI’s products, library planning and design, and more!


28 Mar 2018 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Makes It Easy: Save Money and Time by Purchasing Library Furniture on Contract!

Posted by Colleen Egan in News

Saving is simple with us! Enjoy all the purchasing benefits of buying on contract with BCI.

Today, purchasing is an essential activity for nearly every institution. When purchasing, most organizations and institutions are bound by a budget that can be difficult to stick to. This can cause renovations and new construction projects to be held up, which ultimately results in overspending.

Purchasing contracts are set up with the capability of saving time and money. The contracts have been established with qualified vendors at competitive prices. Smaller entities have just as much purchasing power as larger ones. Both the vendor and the buyer benefit from these contracts, as the delivery of goods and services is quick and efficient.

When you purchase with BCI on contract, it’s one-stop-library-shopping! From preliminary design & revit files to on-time delivery and installation, we’ll handle it all.

All of the library furniture and at BCI, such as Shelving Systems, Tables and Chairs, Inform Countersand more can be acquired through purchasing contracts. We participate in the purchasing contracts listed below. Click on the icons to learn more about each purchasing contract!



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Renovating your library? Contact us today to learn more about ways to save with BCI.

28 Feb 2018 no comments / READ MORE

North Hunterdon Modern Library Installation: Complete ✔️

Posted by Colleen Egan in News

Fresh off the job! BCI, in conjunction with Longo Associates and DMR architects, finished installations at North Hunterdon High School this week. This project is one of two library renovations for the North Hunterdon-Voorhees School District.

The products used in this project include Uniflex Shelving System, Ratio Shelving System, Simply Universal Table System, INFORM Counter System, Labyrinth Book Towers, and Crossrunner Book Trolleys, among others. These products were purchased through the ESCNJ Purchasing Contract, which allows purchasing to be a simple, money-saving process for all parties involved.

Below are actual installation photos from the project. A job well done to all involved!



26 Feb 2018 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Provides Modern Library Shelving for Palisades Neighborhood Public Library Renovation

Posted by Colleen Egan in News

The Palisades Neighborhood Library, located in Washington DC, has recently re-opened its doors after undergoing major interior renovations.

BCI worked with renowned dealer Spacesaver, and provided the very popular ratio radius shelving for the project.

Below are installation photos of BCI’s ratio radius shelving from the project:



According to Palisades Library, the new library has several new features, including an improved layout with more space for customers, a dividable meeting room for 100 people, and new, modern library furniture.

To learn more about BCI’s Modern Library Products, contact us today!

07 Feb 2018 no comments / READ MORE

Products We Love: Cocoon Lounge

Posted by Colleen Egan in News

All libraries are different. They vary in size, levels and layout. The functions of a library change over time and the existing building structure can be a limiting factor when wanting to make a change to the library space.

Creating zones within your library can be a challenge if you are unable to renovate. We have thought this through and come up with a perfect zoning solution that is easy to implement, and just as effective and impactful, without having to lay one brick!

Say hello to the Cocoon Lounge, the exciting addition to our Cocoon range of modular furniture. With one piece of furniture, you can now create a specialized zone within an open space. Whether a study zone for concentration or focus; or a gaming zone for play and fun, the innovative design of the Cocoon Lounge range allows you to reduce the scale of a large area and create a more intimate setting with its own unique purpose.

Key advantages of the Cocoon Lounge are:

-Get creative with lighting, graphics, screens, built-in furniture & functionalities to create unique & bespoke zoning solutions

-The acoustic properties ensure sound is contained within the Cocoon, preventing the disturbance of other library users

-Amplify the functionality and impact of the zone– use the exterior for storage and display of books, media and products relevant to the area.

Take a look at the various designs and be inspired. The possibilities are endless!

20 Nov 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Modern Library Shelving for Duanesburg High School Library

Posted by Colleen Egan in News

Duanesburg Central School District, located in Delanson, NY, approved an $18.8 million capital project in 2015 to update facilities in both the elementary and high school buildings. Part of the project includes a renovated library and media center at Duanesburg High School.

Our BCI Library Furniture dealer, Health & Equipment Corp., provided the following products for the project:

Ratio Laminate Shelving with Steel Shelves, Ratio Laminate Wall Shelving with Steel Shelves.

The architect for the project was Synthesis Architects.

Below is a product brochure for Ratio shelving:



Contact us today and learn how you can make stunning transformations to your library using BCI Modern Library Furniture.

15 Nov 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Modern Library Shelving for Edmonton Public Library

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Edmonton Public Library System, located in Alberta Canada, has been busy over the last few years with branch renovations. The latest branch building project is the Calder Branch Library. The existing library was located in a strip mall and is being moved to a site with double the space. This new building will provide the much needed library space for a growing community.

Our BCI Library Furniture dealer, Allwest Commercial Furnishings  provided the following products for the project:

Opal Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops & End Panels, Single-Faced Opal Wall Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops, OPAC Search Station, Ordrup Magazine Display Shelving, Opal Magazine Display Shelving, Opal CD/DVD Display Shelving

Below is a stock photo of our Opal Shelving:

Opal Shelving

Opal Shelving

The Opal Shelving System has its own unique style which allows it to fit seamlessly into any library setting.

To read more about the construction project, click here

Check back for installation photos!

For more information on BCI Library Furniture products and design services, click here to contact us today. We have over 60 years of experience in the design and installation process of modernizing libraries to meet the needs of communities in going beyond just books.

12 Nov 2017 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture at Miami Dade College Again!

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

BCI Modern Library Furniture is back at it at Miami Dade College doing another renovation project. ?

Working with our dealer, JC White Architectural Interior Products, the products chosen were:

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

Thank you JC White Architectural Interior Products for the photos of the finished products!



To view earlier Miami Dade College library renovations with BCI Modern Library Furniture, click the links below:

Miami Dade College Library Project Nearing Completion Featuring BCI

Miami Dade College Project is Complete!


If there is a library renovation project coming up in your future, contact us today — specialists are standing by to answer all your questions. We have a wealth of experience in the field of library design and installation.

04 Oct 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Modernize Your Library Spaces with BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Great news!

BCI Modern Library Furniture is now available under the Southern Westchester BOCES (SW BOCES) purchasing contract through our dealer, HNE (Health & Educational Equipment Corp.). This award contract is in effect for the 2017-2018 term. Schools and municipalities residing in the Rockland and Westchester County areas are eligible to participate.

There’s no better time than now to take advantage of this buying power option. All of the work is essentially done on the pricing side. Bids have been received and negotiations have already taken place. Quality furnishings are hand picked for your school library project. No time is wasted going through the process of searching out products.

BCI Modern Library Furniture has many options to choose from. Their offerings range from shelving to seating to information desk systems. Below are some examples of the variety of choices – click on each product to download the brochure.COLLAGE

These are just a sampling of the products we offer. We have expert designers and installers to make your library project a dream come true. There is no limit to our color choices and finishes.

Tap into your creativity and contact us today — BCI Modern Library Furniture can transform your library into the 21st century offering stylish furnishings that are state-of-the-art.



18 Sep 2017 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture…Your Number One Choice for Renovations?

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

A reminder to the Long Island School Districts in Eastern Suffolk County from our January 18, 2017 post.

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

Purchasing contracts are an excellent way for schools to save time and money, without compromising quality. BCI Modern Library Furniture has a multitude of options for your library renovation project. Here is a sample of our product line – click on each product to download the brochure.

Contact BCI Modern Library Furniture today to find out how you can get started on creating a 21st century library for your school.

12 Sep 2017 no comments / READ MORE

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