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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

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


Stormen Public Library in Bodø, Norway


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

Spokane Public Library Gets Some Shelf Help from BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

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Started in 1891, The Spokane Library located in Spokane, WA had just 300 volumes.  Due to some financial difficulties the library was experiencing in 1894, it was taken over by the city and became The Spokane City Library.  Today after many rebuilds, the current site which is the Downtown building, was completed in 1994.  Five new branches were added and completed by 1998.  BCI Modern Library Furniture was chosen for some recent shelving upgrades and will be used to hold picture books and beginner readers.

Project:  Spokane Public Library

Location:  Spokane, WA

Products:  60/30 Steel Radius Shelving with London End Panels and Canopy Tops

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26 Jun 2015 no comments / READ MORE

Edmonton Public Library Selects BCI Modern Library Furnishings

Posted by Tracy Lenok in Installations, News

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Amazing upgrades are complete at the Edmonton Public Library Highlands Branch!  

BCI Modern Library Furnishings were selected for the upgrades.


As the demand for a more modern public library increases, Edmonton Public Library steps up to make the Highlands Branch more user friendly.  

Project:     Edmonton Public Library – Highlands Branch

Location:  Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Products:   BCI Opal Shelving System, BCI Opac Search Station with CPU Compartment, BCI Softline Magnum Bean Bag, BCI Ordrup Magazine Display

BCI Dealer:  Allwest Furnishings

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16 Jan 2015 no comments / READ MORE

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