Library Furniture

What furniture do you need in a school library? You will definitely need some library tables and coordinating chairs to furnish a school library. You can transform your school library into a hub of learning with Hertz Furniture's quality library furniture.

Of course, libraries are all about books - and we offer library shelving, bookcases and book carts in a range of sizes and styles. Computer stations and carrels provide comfortable research areas. With everything from preschool reading corners to circulation desks, you'll find all you need for your school library at Hertz Furniture.

What furniture do you need in a modern library?

You need a lot more in a contemporary library than they used to. Today's libraries are complicated things. In addition to all the traditional library furniture, any library – no matter how large or small – has to meet the needs of the digital age. So the list of library "must haves" is considerably longer than it was in the days of card catalogs and the Dewey decimal system.

One library furniture item that hasn't changed is the obvious one – bookcases. No matter how computerized things have become, books are not (yet) obsolete and libraries still need lots of space for them. Double-faced library bookcases are one great way to pack a lot of books into less space. If these are too pricey, then single-faced units can be assembled back-to-back for the same effect. Special literature racks and periodical displays keep magazines and soft-cover books intact and easy to find.

What kind of desk does a librarian need?

Most librarians work behind a circulation desk. These can be super-simple or highly elaborate, from one computer station with a small desk to a sprawling, circular setup. The important thing is that it should be functional, and that it should be large enough to accommodate however many librarians you have. Don't forget to have at least one book return. Those can be hard to manage without.

Once the books are squared away, people need a place to sit and actually read them. That's where library chairs and tables come in. While the classic wood library chair never goes out of style, upholstered chairs can add comfort as well as a touch of color. Library tables come in a huge range of shapes, colors, sizes and configurations. Mixing and matching between tables and chairs not only adds depth and texture to your library, it also ensures that you get the most out of your floor plan.

What furniture should I have in my childrens library?

You should get some inviting children's library furniture. This includes big book displays, reading terraces, bean bags, and a whole array of small tables and chairs. Let your imagination go with this; the kids who visit will be more likely to feel good about reading if their library is a fun place to be. Keep it bright and cheerful. Manufacturers like Children's Factory, Wood Designs, Brand New World and Gressco offer a whole range of options that will enhance your school library. Into color-coordination? Check out the Educational Edge line of matching bookcases, tables and chairs.

Where can I find study carrels?

Study carrels can be found in many different styles, but for the modern library, computer carrels are a must-have. No school or public library can compete today if they're not optimized for computer use. At the very least, you'll need enough computer access stations for your patrons to be able to look up the books they need without waiting forever on line. Computer carrels enable students and researchers to sit for prolonged periods of time for study and Internet research. At Hertz Furniture, we offer a large selection of library computer solutions, from the standard to the fully customized.

How can I make my school library better?

You can make your school library better by looking at additional library furniture that, while not mandatory, does make things easier and more convenient. Book carts let you transport books easily from the circulation desk to wherever they belong. Some of them are so attractive, they actually add to your library's décor. Newspaper racks and pamphlet holders let you take advantage of open areas and wall space. And, last but not least, don't forget step-stools so that patrons can access high-shelves without making a special request. For stools that visitors will literally get a kick out of, check out the Kik-Stool series.

Hertz Furniture's professional Design Center and financing experts enable us to be there for you every step of the way, from planning your library all the way through to the finishing touches. Whether you're furnishing a new library, renovating an old one or just looking to upgrade, we at Hertz Furniture are committed to making sure that you get exactly what you need, at a price you'll be happy with.



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Russwood Library Furniture will turn your study space into one of the most popular rooms in the school. Great school library furniture can transform a drab room into an attractive area. Coordinated bookcases, library tables and study carrels will give students the space they need to study hard.

With this broad collection from Russwood, you can get everything you need. Attractive wood finishes and classic designs will set a relaxed tone that enables students to stay on task. With budget-friendly prices and a great warranty, the bookshelves and computer tables are certainly worth the investment.

The obvious place to start when thinking about a library is the bookcases. Even in a modern day setting where computers are increasingly important in research and school work, most people still need books on occasion. Some volumes simply cannot be obtained online, and there are many people who still prefer to hold a physical book in their hands.

A library requires strong bookshelves that can accommodate volumes of various sizes. Russwood has beautiful wood bookcases that will give your literature and reference materials the respect they deserve. They are available in a choice of finishes with solid wood shelves that are designed to support the weight of books. Adjustable-height shelves are very important because they maximize bookcase capacity and accommodate volumes of various sizes. In a room that houses novels, non-fiction, encyclopedias and much more, having the flexibility to rearrange, catalog and organize a space is critical.

You can trust the Russwood library experts to bring you the ideal bookshelves. A modular design featuring starter and added pieces enables you to create a perfect fit in almost any room. This arrangement saves space and money, so you might just be able to squeeze in a few extra books. Shelving is available in both single- and double-faced units so you can create long rows of classics or a featured selections wall.

While bookcases are quite important, there are other arrangements of displays and shelving that can enhance your patrons' experience as well. Newspaper racks keep the daily post in good condition, so you can keep students up to speed on current events. Book displays are great for featuring volumes that are relevant to a certain time of year or school-wide theme.

Encourage students to look things up and understand on a deeper level with some well-placed dictionary stands. When commonly-used reference books are put in a prominent position, everyone will be more likely to use them. Rather than simply glossing over unfamiliar terms, dictionary stands make it easy to just walk over, verify a definition and continue reading.

Once you have the right spaces and shelving for books, you want to make sure that all of your patrons have an appropriate place to sit and study. The ideal is to provide a variety of workspace options so people can have quiet personal study spaces as well as appropriate venues for working on group projects or conducting research on the computer. Library tables are available in a selection of shapes and sizes for various configurations and personalized arrangements. Study carrels are also important to have for when students want to work independently. Library carrels make it easier for students to stay focused as they work, and provide convenient ways to keep books organized.

No modern library is complete without some appropriate computer furniture. Much of the research that students do for projects and papers is conducted on the computer, so you will need some computer tables in your study space. Choose from more open tables, or even computer carrels, which create a personal workspace for online research and essay composition.

When the patrons have been taken care of, and you have selected all of the Russwood library furniture that facilitates diligent study and provides an appropriate place for your book collection, don't forget about the librarians. Making sure that a library stays organized and operates efficiently is no easy task, especially when there are many volumes in one space. Having a functional circulation desk will make the whole check-out and organization process smoother for everyone.

Library circulation desks from Russwood come in a selection of configurations to provide all of the features you need while fitting in the allotted space. With the option for a book return with a matching book truck, patrons can easily return books. When it is time for reshelving, librarians can simply roll out the cart and begin the process, without having to take an extra step to transfer everything into a book cart. However, even with this arrangement, having a few book carts for organization and large-scale moves can still be quite helpful.

Russwood Library Furniture is designed to create a functional and inviting study space. With this appealing collection, you can get everything you need to outfit a study space with coordinated hues at budget-friendly prices. Choosing all of the necessary library furniture and determining the ideal arrangement can be quite a challenge. If you need help in any step of the selection, layout or installation process, contact the Hertz Design Center for free project-planning advice.