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The Power of Space Utilisation & Flexible Library Spaces

09/03/2021

Beloved children’s book author, Julia Donaldson has written ‘Library Poem’ amid today’s pandemic! In celebration of National Libraries Day but also perhaps in protest to libraries closing during lockdown. In this poem, she reminds us of the fundamentals of library space and what a library really means to us. What it stands for and its everlasting value. It also alludes to the fact that we need to ensure libraries are ‘still here tomorrow’.  Donaldson is rightly encouraging us all to keep using and enjoying the library but in the dynamics of today’s fast-paced, changing times, we must ensure libraries are equipped and designed for 21st-century learning, reading and the next generation. 

The library remains a haven for people – young and old, to escape, explore and learn. A place where fiction and fantasy come alive, knowledge and innovation excel, and education and learning become easier and more transparent. It is within these spaces that we need to think of ‘everyone’ who visits your library and the books and media they want to find – whether they spend their time in the library or are simply searching for and lending a title. 

Increase the flexibility of your library space with our Mobile Spinners. Mobile Spinners are available with five tiers to store books and DVDs. The robust turntable ensures easy browsing. Bases are fitted with four castors, two of which are lockable.

Understanding the user experience and maximizing the utilisation of your space will help ensure the library is easy to navigate, multi-functional, comfortable and most importantly – adaptable. Strong flexibility of ‘mobile’ furniture is a simple and cost-effective way of creating an agile, future-fit and reconfigurable spaces, ultimately enabling you to adapt to the changing demands of evolving library spaces.

Demco Mobile Library

The Mobile Library features vibrant end panel colours which contrast against the rustic, natural look of the birch effect wood base and shelves. The unit is double-sided and allows the top two shelves on either side to be placed either flat or angled for display purposes, depending on your requirements. 

Demco Pick and Choose Display unit

Our Pick & Choose Display Units combine display and storage for showcasing new additions and popular titles or can be used to promote a specific genre or topic. Each tier features two display shelves and two storage shelves, and each unit comes with castors, two of which are lockable. Available in three heights and a range of colours.  

Demco Mobile Spinner

Increase the flexibility of your library space with our Mobile Spinners. Mobile Spinners are available with five tiers to store books and DVDs. The robust turntable ensures easy browsing. Bases are fitted with four castors, two of which are lockable.

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