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How do you store books when you’re short of library space?

Aug 16, 2022 | Commercial

Public and school libraries have been around for centuries, and one of the most important things they need is quality storage and shelving.   SOMR Group offers high-quality shelving and storage solutions that are ideal for public and school libraries. Our products are designed to stand the test of time. If your library is in need of new shelving or storage, don’t hesitate to discover SOMR Group products. You won’t be disappointed!😎 In this article we’ll look at a few questions about organizing books in a library, and how our company can make a difference to your book storage if you’re looking for space-saving solutions.  

How to fit out a library?

A library is more than just a place to store books.   It should be a comfortable, welcoming space that encourages people to spend time browsing the shelves and learning new things! 💡 When designing a library, there are a few key elements to keep in mind. Firstly, it’s important to create a variety of spaces that can be used for different activities. For example, quiet reading areas, group study rooms and computer labs.  Secondly, the library layout must be logical and easy to navigate. Books should be arranged by theme, and signs should be clearly visible to help people find what they’re looking for. Finally, the library should be filled with light and life. Large windows and cozy nooks can create a warm, inviting atmosphere that encourages people to stay a while.   With these considerations in mind, you can create a bookcase that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. 🤩  

How do you store your books in a small space?

Even if you don’t have a lot of space, you can still have a stylish and functional bookcase. Here are a few tips for storing your books in a small space: First, think about how you want to organize your books. Do you want to classify them by genre, by author, or something else? 📖 Once you’ve decided on an organization system, you can start thinking about where to store your books. If you have limited shelf space, try using vertical space by attaching shelves to the wall.  You can also use furniture with built-in shelves, such as a wardrobe or chest of drawers. To add visual interest, mix and match different sizes and shapes of shelves. Once you’ve chosen your shelves, it’s time to start filling them! If you’re really short of space, you might consider storing some of your less-used books elsewhere.  With a little creativity, even the smallest rooms can have a comfortable, well-stocked library.👩🏼‍🎨 You can always contact us to get help from our space experts!  

How can I save space in my library?

Libraries are amazing places. They’re brimming with knowledge and information, and offer a calm, quiet space where people can learn and explore! 😌 However, bookshelves can also be very cluttered and chaotic, making it difficult to find the book you’re looking for. If you’re tired of searching through stacks of books, here are some tips for saving space in your library. Libraries are often faced with the challenge of saving space. Here are a few tips on how to save space in a library:  

  • Consider using open shelving. This can help create the illusion of a larger space and make it easier for users to find what they’re looking for.
  • Use vertical space more efficiently. Walls can be used to store books, and shelves can be placed higher up to take advantage of unused space.

  By following these tips, libraries can make better use of their limited space and continue to provide an important service to their communities.   

How to choose the perfect shelf for your space?

It’s easy to underestimate the importance of a good library. After all, it’s just a piece of furniture, isn’t it?  A bookshelf is an essential part of any library, and choosing the perfect one can be a little tricky. Here are a few factors to consider when buying a shelf:  

  • First, consider the size of your bookshelf. You’ll need a shelf that can accommodate all your books, as well as any future additions. 
  • Secondly, think about the style of your bookcase. A traditional wooden shelf will add warmth to a room, while a modern metal shelf will be more original. 
  • Thirdly, consider the shelf’s functionality. Some shelves come with doors or drawers for extra storage, while others are simply shelves. 

  With these tips in mind, you’re sure to find the perfect bookshelf for your library.   

How to organize library shelving?

Many people love the feeling of being surrounded by books, but hate the idea of having to organize them. If you’re one of these people, don’t worry!  Organizing a bookshelf is easier than it looks. The first step is to decide which system you want to use.   The most popular method is the Dewey decimal system, which sorts books by subject. However, if you prefer, you can also organize your books by genre or author.  Once you’ve chosen a system, it’s time to start sorting! Start by grouping all books belonging to the same category. If you use the Dewey decimal system, for example, all history books should be grouped together, as should science books. Once you’ve categorized all the books, it’s time to put them on the shelf. Start with the highest books and work your way down, using bookends to keep each row neat and tidy.   And there you have it! A perfectly organized bookshelf.  

What’s the advantage of wall-mounted storage for your library books?

For many book lovers, the library is a sacred space. It’s a place where you can find new worlds to lose yourself in, forgotten classics waiting to be rediscovered, and inspiring stories that stay with you long after you’ve closed the covers. But for library owners, the task of housing all those precious books can be a little daunting. Wall-mounted book storage is a solution that offers both style and functionality.  This type of storage frees up floor space, making it easier to move around the library and giving you more room to add extra shelves or furniture.  What’s more, it adds a touch of elegance to the space, lending an air of sophistication to your library. Whether you’re a bookworm or a bibliophile, wall-mounted book storage is a great option for any library. The way you store your books can be an art form, and it’s important to find a system that works for you.  Whether you choose to go the minimalist route and stack them on a shelf or invest in custom modular storage, be sure to consider the overall look of your bookcase as well as ease of use.  

SOMR Group storage systems for public and school libraries

Le Groupe SOMR offers the right storage solution for your needs. When it comes to bookcases, we offer you lthe systemd’étagères fixes configurables pour bibliothèque Aetnastak®, designed primarily for libraries and documentation centers..  Otherwise, the système de rangement et rayonnage configurable for library Hybria® combines the elegance of Aetnastak fixed shelving with the efficiency of SmartShelf conventional shelving. Finally, Hybria Cuvre is a derivative ofHybria shelf. With its circular shape, this shelf storage system allows you to create spaces for collaboration, study or reading. By adding a wheel system, the Hybria Cuvre storage system offers mobility and flexibility to your layout. Its unique configuration with single or double access will showcase your books and documents in an attractive and accessible way. ​​😃  

Contact us to get started on your library storage project! 🙌🏻

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