Automation in library systems has become something of a buzzword these days With many library managers eager to find solutions to the common problems that manual shelving and book handling can pose, it’s no surprise that such systems are becoming more popular Along with this increased interest in... ... read more.
It’s no secret that the face of libraries is rapidly changing in the digital age Rather than worrying about what these changing trends mean for your facility, by embracing these innovative modernisation opportunities you can potentially create an improved library experience through upgraded... ... read more.
The traditional image of the bulky library reception counter with its stern, bespectacled librarian might be somewhat reminiscent of a fortress, something that keeps the public at arm’s length and is far from inviting Thankfully, as libraries evolve and modernize, this image is beginning to... ... read more.
Libraries need renovations or upgrades to their facilities from time to time, and as every library manager knows, this means relocating perhaps dozens of bookshelves and thousands of books while the work is in progress How do you take on such a daunting task without risking injury to your staff At... ... read more.
When you’re choosing furniture for a library, you’ll see that there are seemingly endless options and that narrowing down your choices can be daunting You’ll want to select pieces that meet the library’s needs and those of its users and will withstand years of use – not only regarding... ... read more.
Library shelves do much more than merely hold books Modern libraries deserve more than bookshelves that look like warehouse racking That’s because making a library user-friendly, attractive, and fun, the shelving is about more than storage – it’s also about displaying them in an aesthetically... ... read more.
When you’re designing a library, how can you make the best choices for the students who will use it There’s more to it than simply picking out some bookshelves, tables, and chairs Excellent library design incorporates several elements to create a space that’s conducive to work, study, and... ... read more.
Library carts may not seem very glamorous, but they are one of the most important items in a library or classroom They started out as simple book carts to help librarians shelve books more efficiently, but they turned out to be so useful and versatile that now they are used in classrooms and other... ... read more.