Sloped library display shelves good ‘summer reading’ motivation tool

sloped library display shelvesWith summer nearing, teachers will be clamoring for a way to motivate kids to keep up with their reading. There is always the summer reading list, but it often makes the activity more of a chore. Why not use sloped library display shelves? Units have the space for storing activity guides and special interest books. All are ripe for the picking, especially with periodicals available in electronic format. You’ll also manage to do two things at once. These include:

  • Re-purpose storage designed to accommodate periodicals, magazines, and journals
  • Provide kids with an outlet to turn to that supports comprehensive reading maintenance

When you add everything up, it’s hard to think of a reason not to use the sloped library display shelves. The storage accommodates material at a slight angle. It is subtle but inviting to draw patrons in and explore content further. Units are also great to promote offerings of summer activity clubs. There is even space behind, so staff can rotate selections as preferences change. Those most resonating with youths are:buy storemorestore

  • Nonfiction titles focused on American history
  • Books about animals and trucks

There are also library carts on wheels that are accepting of customization. Units move, so staff can change out space to accommodate activity club needs better. Solutions made available at user request. Click here to see more about library display shelves.

Sloped library display shelves unit specifications

storing activity guides special interest booksThe sloped library display shelves can as a starter (freestanding) unit or as add-on units that attach to the starter unit. Unit specifications include:


  • All steel construction
  • Double-wall vertical uprights with closed back panels
  • Shelf kits include:
  1. Hinged display shelf for current publications
  2. A fixed shelf behind the hinged shelf for storing back issues
  • Hinged display shelves lift up and slide back into the unit to access back issues stored on a fixed shelf
  • Single-sided wall units come with 22 gauge shelves
  • Double-sided freestanding units come with 18 gauge shelves
  • Single-sided units include one 4.25″ base and double-sided units include two 4.25″ bases

Available Sizes

  • Single-sided wall units: 36″ wide x 12″ deep x 76.25″ high with 5 hinged/back issue shelves
  • Single-sided wall units: 36″ wide x 12″ deep x 88.25″ high with 6 hinged/back issue shelves
  • Double-sided freestanding units: 36″ wide x 24″ deep x 76.25″ high with 10 hinged/back issue shelves
  • Double-sided freestanding units: 36″ wide x 24″ deep x 88.25″ high with 10 hinged/back issue shelves

Starter and Add-on Units

  • The first unit of a shelving row needs to be a “starter unit” (add-on units connect to the starter unit). Extra units will not stand by themselves and must be added to a starter unit. If wanting total flexibility to move units later, buy all starters.
  • Starter units come with two closed vertical side panels (uprights). Add-on units come with one upright.

Do-it-Yourself Assembly

Assembly is easy. Units snap together by using a rubber mallet hammer. Basic tools (screwdriver and wrench) are necessary to assemble the hinged shelves.


Available in 8 standard colors.

Contact us for sloped library display shelves

Southwest Solutions Group’ provides design and installation services of sloped library display shelves. Free consultations are available to determine you and your business’s exact needs before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a storage specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.


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