Many of us have fond memories of our school library which offered shelves filled with interesting books and a place to retreat on those rainy lunchtimes. This month, it’s International School Library Month, which is organised by the International Association of School Librarianship to make us celebrate everything great about them.
Not only do school libraries offer the perfect place for pupils to learn and expand their horizons, they have a positive impact on academic achievement, can prepare a child for college or a career, and provide a safe haven for all children to think, share information and develop. Therefore, it’s easy to see why the structure design of a school library is very important, and needs to last for years to come.
At Rackline, we often put our passion for libraries into practice by designing and installing library racking and storage systems that stand the test of time. Here’s a few things we can do:
Pro Libero Library Shelving
This type of library shelving has a double skin upright that hides all supporting fixtures and fittings. It’s designed as a ‘braceless system’, so that back to back bays have a hidden framework that gives the required structure to the unit. This mechanism offers maximum storage while looking clean and flush, also providing through-bay storage facilities.
Proform Static Shelving
If you have a range of rare library books, you may want to ensure that they are protected as best as possible. That’s where our Proform Static Shelving comes in, which has been designed with a double panel upright to provide total protection to the contents of the shelf.
Profile Static Shelving
If you’re looking for a closed modular construction with no sharp edges, Profile Static Shelving may be for you. This design prevents books moving from bay to bay and from becoming trapped in hard to reach places. Made from high grade steel with an epoxy powder coated paint, you can be sure that this system offers a particularly hard-wearing finish.
You may want the facility to be able to change your library around from time to time, or to move books with ease. Our Mobile Shelving offers the perfect solution – it’s high density, can be electronic and is extremely adaptable. If required, it can also be made with programmable controls, such as pin access for staff, time access controls and automatic lighting – excellent for confidential or valuable items.
Bespoke shelving and racking systems
Sometimes, the best way to tackle a project like a library, is to design a tailor-made storage system that depending on requirements, utilises the most appropriate features. At Rackline, we’re no strangers to putting our heads together and coming up with the perfect, bespoke solution, even in complex situations. So, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, give us a call on: 01782 777 666 and we’ll see what we can do. Alternatively, please email us here.
To find out more about International School Library Month, please visit iasl-online.org/advocacy/islm/index.html.