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MJ Library Shelving by Aurora

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MJ Library Shelving by Aurora

This new product offering includes System 30 Modular Shelving and System 1000 Welded Frame Shelving, along with loads of accessories such as Media Displays, Library Carts, Concealed Caster Carts,  Curved Shelving and more.  Click here for the web page for more information.

Trends in Library Construction

Our review of current construction data confirms that work on school, public, and corporate libraries is very strong.  According to the American Library Association, “Traditional roles of libraries are evolving. Today, libraries are designed with larger gathering spaces to support the needs of the community and many include sustainable features to conserve water or energy. Both of these trends are reflected by this year’s AIA/ALA Library Building Award recipients.”

Eastham Library in Eastham, Massachusetts, is one of this year’s ALA/AIA winners and is also LEED Gold certified with many eco-friendly aspects.  Eastham Library chose MJ System 30 Shelving for its book collection and shorter library carts to let in natural light.  The choice of carts is in keeping with current library design trends to have large open spaces that can be reconfigured for multiple purposes.