Binder shelving offers a sophisticated and efficient solution to the ever-growing organizational demands of a modern workplace. Binder shelving solutions store and organize various documents, always ensuring easy access to critical information.

Southwest Solutions Group offers many solutions, from standard shelves to automated carousels. With adaptable setups, businesses can customize binder shelving to suit specific requirements to fit in any office setting.

Read on to learn about the benefits of binder shelving, the types of systems, and the different solutions offered. To see more office storage solutions, visit our market page.

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Benefits of Binder Shelving

Space Optimization

binder carouselMany binder shelving systems maximize your available space. Integrate binder shelves and cabinets into a combination of high-capacity systems such as:

Businesses can also tap into vertical storage space, freeing up valuable floor space for other office activities or storage needs.

Enhanced Organization

With dedicated shelves or compartments, binder shelving provides a structured system for organizing binders. It allows for easy sorting and labeling of binders based on subjects, projects, or departments. This makes it faster and more efficient to locate specific binders when needed.

Quick and Easy Access

Binder shelving ensures easy access to binders without moving multiple items. With clear visibility and proper alignment of binders, you can quickly browse and select the desired binder. This saves time and minimizes frustration when retrieving important documents or information.

binder storage shelvesFor the best accessibility, consider an automated binder storage shelving system. This system brings the needed shelf directly to the user at an ergonomic retrieval counter, saving time and effort.


Binder shelving provides a secure and stable environment for binders, protecting them from damage, dust, stacking, and squeezing. This helps preserve the quality and longevity of the documents stored inside. Enclosed systems such as the Lektriever binder cabinet include security and access control features to protect stored binders further.

Improved Workflow

Having organized and accessible binders enhances workflow efficiency. It allows employees to quickly locate and retrieve necessary information, supporting productivity and reducing downtime. A well-organized binder shelving system streamlines collaboration and knowledge sharing among team members.

Professional Appearance

Binder shelving promotes a neat and professional office environment. It eliminates clutter and presents a visually appealing arrangement of binders, contributing to a positive impression for clients, visitors, and employees. It reflects a commitment to organized document management and attention to detail.


Tailor binder shelving systems to meet your precise storage needs using adjustable shelves and various dimensions and tiers. As your collection grows, you can actively add or reconfigure additional shelves or units. Ensuring your binder storage solution can adapt to your evolving business needs.

Types of Binder Shelving Systems

Binder Storage Rack

binder storageTraditional binder storage racks and shelving units are a convenient, cost-effective solution for office binder organization and storage. These durable steel shelving units come in several sizes ranging from 24″ to 48″ in width, with single-sided or double-sided models available. The shelving units assemble easily with no bolts or clips required.

Binder storage racks come in starter and adder units, making it easy to expand your shelving system to accommodate future growth. They include adjustable shelves on 1-1/2” centers that allow you to organize your storage as desired. The storage units can also store boxes, books, supplies, and letter-sized or legal-sized files along with binders.

Consider integrating your binder storage racks into a high-capacity storage system if your office space is limited. Shelving for binders can be converted into a sliding mobile shelving system, a pull-out shelving system, rotary cabinets, or a high-density mobile shelving system. All these solutions store more shelving units in a compact footprint to maximize your storage capacity in limited space.

Binder Carousel Shelving

A binder carousel is an innovative and space-efficient storage solution to organize binders, books, or similar items in a circular or rotating configuration. It typically consists of multiple tiers or shelves arranged in a circular pattern mounted on a central axis. The carousel design allows the entire storage unit to rotate smoothly, providing easy access to all the stored materials without the need to move around or reach for items from various angles.

Binder storage carousels are popular in offices, libraries, educational institutions, and other settings where many binders or books need to be kept organized and easily accessible. The rotating feature enables users to browse through and retrieve items quickly, making it especially useful when space is limited and maximizing efficiency is essential. These carousels often come with adjustable shelves to accommodate binders or materials of different sizes. They can be found in various styles and configurations to match decor aesthetics and storage needs.

Lektriever Binder Storage

3 ring binder storageThe Lektriever binder storage system is an advanced automated filing and retrieval system efficiently stores and manages binders, documents, and other materials in various professional environments. Developed by Kardex Remstar, the Lektriever system streamlines the storage process, saves space, and enhances accessibility through its innovative design and automated features.

The Lektriever system is a tall vertical carousel with multiple tiers. Each tier consists of rows of binder storage shelves that rotate on a motorized mechanism. Each shelf can be adjusted to accommodate binders of different sizes and weights.

By utilizing the full height of a room, the Lektriever binder cabinet can store many binders in a relatively small footprint. Depending on the model and configuration, the system’s capacity can range from a few hundred to thousands of binders.

The Lektriever binder storage system is equipped with an easy-to-use control panel. Users can access the system by entering a password or using biometric authentication, ensuring security and restricting access to authorized personnel only. To retrieve a specific binder or document, input the corresponding information (e.g., binder number, title, or barcode) into the control panel.

The Lektriever system then automatically rotates the carousel to the correct shelf, bringing the desired binder to a convenient access point at the system’s opening. The retrieval counter can be adjusted to a comfortable height for the user to access the binder without bending or stretching. This ADA-compliant, ergonomic design feature minimizes the risk of strain or injury during retrieval.

The Lektriever system includes built-in security features such as user access logs, activity tracking, and restricting access to specific binders or shelves. The system has access controls, such as keypad entry or ID card scanning, to restrict unauthorized access. This ensures document security and provides a record of system usage.

Lektriever systems offer customizable configurations to fit the specific needs of each organization. The system has adjustable shelves, dividers, or compartments to accommodate different binder sizes or storage requirements. This flexibility allows for a tailored solution that meets the unique needs of your business.

shelves for bindersBy utilizing vertical space and automating the retrieval process, the Lektriever system optimizes office space and significantly reduces the time spent searching for binders. It promotes a more organized and efficient workflow in offices, libraries, legal firms, and other environments requiring extensive documentation.

Comparing Binder Shelving Solutions

Each binder storage option has its own set of advantages and considerations. Let’s compare binder shelving, binder carousels, and Lektriever binder storage systems to help you understand the differences.

Binder Shelving


  • Cost-Effective: Binder shelving is typically more affordable compared to automated storage systems.
  • Easy Installation: Shelving units can be easily installed and adjusted according to your needs.
  • Versatile: Shelving can accommodate various binder sizes and can be customized with dividers or labels for organization.
  • Accessible: Binders can be easily accessed by hand, allowing quick retrieval.


  • Manual Handling: Retrieving binders from shelves requires manual effort and may take longer than automated systems.
  • Space Requirements: Shelving units take up floor space and may not be suitable for environments with limited space.
  • Limited Capacity: Depending on the size and number of shelves, binder shelving may have a limited capacity for storing binders.

Binder Carousels

binder carousel shelvingAdvantages:

  • Space Optimization: Binder carousels utilize vertical and rotational space, maximizing storage capacity while minimizing the footprint.
  • Quick Access: The rotating feature allows for easy and quick retrieval of binders.
  • Customizable and Adjustable: Carousels can be configured with adjustable shelves to accommodate various binder sizes and organizational needs.


  • Cost: Binder carousels are generally more expensive than traditional shelving systems.
  • Security: Binder carousels are not typically designed with security features.

Lektriever Binder Storage Systems


  • Automated Retrieval: The system offers automated retrieval of binders, reducing manual effort and improving efficiency.
  • Space Savings: By utilizing vertical space, the system can store many binders in a compact footprint.
  • Accessibility: The system delivers binders directly to users at an adjustable, ADA-accessible retrieval counter.
  • Enhanced Security: Access controls and locking mechanisms can be implemented to protect confidential information.
  • Customizable: Tailor system preferences to accommodate different binder sizes and organizational preferences.

binder stgorage cabinetConsiderations:

  • Cost: Systems are typically more expensive than traditional shelving or carousel options.
  • Installation and Maintenance: Professional installation and regular maintenance are required to ensure the system’s proper functioning.
  • Learning Curve: Employees may need training to use the automated system effectively.

The choice between standard binder shelving, binder carousels, and Lektriever binder storage systems depends on many factors, including budget, available space, desired level of automation, and organizational needs. Visit our online store to see our office storage products.

Binder shelving is cost-effective and versatile, while binder carousels offer space optimization and quick access. Systems provide automated retrieval and enhanced security but at a higher cost. Assessing your specific requirements will help determine the most suitable option for your binder storage needs.

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Contact Us for Binder Shelving

Southwest Solutions Group provides design and installation services for binder storage solutions, including binder shelving, binder carousels, and Lektriever binder storage. We will also provide a free consultation to determine your needs and specifications before the design begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 800-803-1083 or send us a message today.



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