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Compact Museum Storage Shelves

storing rare books manuscripts historic documents mobile shelvingA museum was housing a huge collection of rare books and documents, but were quickly running out of storage space. The museum needed to find a better way for storing rare books, manuscripts, and historic documents without expanding their existing footprint. The solution was compact museum shelves—a storage solution that allowed the museum to store all of their items and still leave room for more. Click here to watch a video about how high density compact shelving works.

Safe & Secure Storage of Rare Books & Manuscripts

The museum's collection totaled at 400,000 books and seven million manuscripts and historical documents that were straining their storage capacity. However, expanding their existing building was out of the question, and the museum wanted to disrupt daily operations as little as possible.

compact museum shelves high densityCompact museum shelves were installed as a mobile storage solution that would both increase their storage capacity and prevent the need to expand. The shelves consist of floor-to-ceiling shelving units that roll back and forth on floor-mounted rails at the turn of a three-spoke ergonomic crank. The shelving is positioned densely together and moved apart where needed for easy access. The steel shelving units feature a document-safe finish that makes them ideal for storing rare books, manuscripts, and historic documents properly and safely.

In the end, the compact museum shelves were able to increase the museum's storage capacity by fifty percent without expanding their existing building. Not to mention the fact that this solution offered many additional benefits, including space savings, security, organization, and much more. Click here to learn more about all the benefits of high density shelving.

Click here to see how another museum solved their storage problem with high density shelving.

Contact Us for Compact Museum Shelves

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services of compact museum shelves for storing rare books, manuscripts, and historic documents while offering a much larger storage capacity than traditional shelving. We will also provide you with a free consultation to determine your exact needs and specifications before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.


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