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Last updated: August 07, 2018

ETO book storage solution

adjustable cantilever shelves & bookstacks for librariesA university library recently installed engineered-to-order (ETO) cantilever bookstacks with adjustable shelving to work with their existing innovative and aesthetically pleasing facilities. The university wanted to preserve their historic library while adding contemporary and technological features. The cantilever ETO solution helped the library accomplish this goal.

challenges & solution

The university had recently spent $108.7 million on the renovation of their main library. A major centerpiece of the renovated library was going to be the glass walled, seven story bookstack tower. Since they were unable to remove the existing cantilever frames as they were a structural part of the building, custom shelves for these framed were engineered instead. Even more challenging was the face that most of the frames were different widths. To ensure correct sizes, each shelf was specifically engineered and customized.

To accent the glass wall and highlight the book collections, the architect for the renovation decided to avoid normal closed-off cantilever end brackets. The solution was a sleek, stap-like bracket that was placed at the end of each book shelf. The brackets exceeded their expectations and improved the overall design of the library.

standard cantilever bookstacks

Both standard and customized cantilever bookstacks with adjustable shelving are available to all types of public, private, and university libraries. Cantilever racks are an ideal bookstack solution because of their strength and capability to store all types of books, newspapers, pictures, journals, maps, multimedia, boxes, and more.

cantilever bookstacks with adjustable shelvingCantilever racks are available in numerous standard sizes depending on your specific requirements. Racks come in both 30" and 36" widths to fit any wall length within 6". Wall posts come in several standard heights of 66", 78", 84", and 90" high, or the posts can be cut to meet your specific requirements. The shelving racks easily adjust vertically on 1" increments for flexibility and space efficiency and are available in a variety of colors to match any decor.

contact us for Cantilever Bookstacks with Adjustable Shelving

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for standard and customizes cantilever bookstacks with adjustable shelving to all types of libraries across the country. SSG will also provide you with a free consultation to determine your exact library storage needs before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a library storage specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.


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