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 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.
Where should the librarian work?
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 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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HON's practical office furniture is Made in the USA with eco-friendly materials. With a 25-year warranty from Hertz Furniture, you can be sure that these computer desks, file cabinets and executive chairs will be there to see your company through from the big move to your next merger and beyond.
The key to having a productive work day and going home happy is surrounding oneself with attractive and comfortable office furniture. Surroundings which are organized, appealing and supportive help professionals concentrate and feel relaxed at the office - even if they are working in high-pressure situations. Every employee from administrative assistant to entry-level clerk to company president contributes to the overall success of a business or organization, so it is important to make sure that every workspace is furnished properly.
When considering how to promote the physical comfort of a lawyer, principal or secretary throughout the day, office chairs should be the main concern. A supportive swivel chair which promotes naturally healthy positioning will prevent aches and pains associated with working at a computer for many hours. Cushy padding, attractive upholstery and adjustable features combine ergonomics and aesthetics for a synthesis that both looks and feels wonderful.
While every employee deserves the best office chair, high-level executives such as partners, CEOs and vice presidents deserve seating that is a step above. They certainly need the same custom support as all employees do, but they also require an elegant style which projects a sense of authority and reliability. Executive chairs feature high backs and luxurious padding which is a cut above the rest. A leather office chair is the classic choice for someone who is in charge of a large company.
Once appropriate seating has been selected, it's time to move on to work surfaces. Office desks come in all shapes and sizes. With their simple yet practical designs, HON computer desks can fit in with any decor or color scheme. Pedestals with box and file drawers keep everything organized, whether you prefer a u-shape or classic rectangular configuration. HON's durable steel office desks make great teacher desks because they are able to withstand the use - and abuse - of any classroom.
A busy professional with many clients will likely require more storage and filing space than any regular computer desk can provide. An easy way to provide extra office storage without crowding the workspace is by adding a coordinated hutch to the executive desk. Office hutches fit right above the work surface, forming a seamless connection that is both convenient and visually appealing. Another excellent way to add some drawer space, and even an extra work surface is by placing a credenza next to or behind a desk. With this arrangement, one can simply swivel around on a computer chair, without having to get up or move too far, and retrieve the necessary supplies or documents.
Busy law firms and medical practices have lots of papers that must be organized on a constant basis. File cabinets offer an easy way to keep everything in order. HON filing cabinets feature generous drawers and are available in both lateral and vertical configurations. With these arrangements, a standardized filing system can be easily achieved and maintained.
Many executives like to keep some reading materials in their personal offices. Office bookcases will keep reference books, personal collections and binders in neat displays that are befitting the professional atmosphere. Bookshelves can go in the executive suite, employee lounge, training room, or even the waiting area. They come in compact two-shelf models as well as high-capacity floor-to-ceiling arrangements.
Not every professional is privileged to enjoy the pleasures of a large executive suite. However, there are ways to create a private personal workspace within a large shared area. Office cubicles from HON are versatile and convenient. They can be set up in a variety of configurations depending on the nature of your space and how you prefer to divide it up. Cubicles have the benefits of both personal areas and a shared space because they create clear divisions while still promoting camaraderie and teamwork.
Enjoy the versatility and practicality of HON Furniture in any office, school or organization. Let this budget-friendly modern office furniture facilitate productivity in a positive work environment as your company evolves from startup to industry leader.