The Evolution of Library Storage

CANTILEVERED-LIBRARY-SHELVING-ON-MECHANICAL-ASSIST-MOBILE-SYSTEMTen years ago, libraries were primarily considered as a storage spaces for books. You could walk through any library door and be greeted with aisles and aisles of floor to ceiling shelving over brimming with books. The sight was fantastic, and the experience unforgettable. Then, when technology introduced itself books slowly began to be forgotten. It would seem that everyday one more book was left on the shelf, never to be picked up again.

Today, Kindles and smart phones are the new medium for reading. This kind of technology allows for all sorts of amazing knowledge to be easily accessed by a wide range of people, and that’s amazing. But, as technology grows the precedence of physical books declines, and so does the need for libraries of old.

The library space is evolving and to keep with the times, libraries are looking to provide visitors with what they want, a space to study, a space to collaborate, a space to learn, a space to grow.

Although the overarching goal of libraries hasn’t changed, the physical use of the space has. And that brings us to the million-dollar question: How do libraries make room for all these activities while continuing to house their existing physical book collection? The answer is mobile library storage and shelving.

When libraries remove old static aisles and replace them with mobile, consolidated aisles, the amount of floor and archival space designated for storage is significantly reduced. By eliminating this previously wasted space, public, private, and school libraries can then be repurposed for their evolving needs.

Mobile library storage and shelving solutions from Hi-Density Spacesaving Systems are the perfect compromise for the past and future of libraries. They are effective, aesthetically pleasing, and customizable to your exact needs. Contact us or give us a call at 800-492-9160 to start your made in the USA library transformation today.