July 24, 2014

What’s Hot: The Latest in Library Products & Furnishings | Library by Design

Compiled by Ann Kim

ARCHIVAL

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Freeze! Keep photographic materials in like-new condition with the Photo and Negative Cold Storage Kit. Preserve photographic slides, prints, and negatives. Cold storage ensures proper climate control up to several hundred times longer than room temperature storage. List Price: $31.25. Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

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Stuck on you For bookbinding and repair, the Glue Pot keeps plenty of glue on hand. Designed with a wide mouth and spout with scraper, it features a tight-fitting lid that keeps glue from drying out and stores the brush inside when the pot is not in use. List Price: $17.25. Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

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Always on the job The Environment Monitor measures and displays the four parameters that cause the most damage to artifacts and documents: visible light, UV light, temperature, and humidity. Available with or without data logging functionality. List Price: $1,149 and up. ELSEC, www.elsec.com; also available from Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

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See the difference Protect and store photos or documents while keeping them visible in archival two-mil Polyester Window Envelopes. The acid-free, buffered folder stock envelopes with clear polyester windows protect contents during handling and storage. List Price: $14.95 and up. Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

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Pamphlet preservation Sew or staple a pamphlet into the Spine Wrap Pamphlet Binder, which is constructed of high-density, acrylic-coated dark gray board and polycotton CC1 cloth. A pressure-sensitive adhesive strip is applied across the spine to conceal and protect the binding structure. Choose a heavy 20-point clear PETG or dark gray board front cover. List Price: $4–$9. Archival Products, 800-526-5640, archival.com

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Large and in charge Store your largest artwork, negatives, flats, sheets, maps, and prints in the Extra-Large Horizontal Flat File. It stores documents and prints up to 87″ wide and holds up to 200 pounds in each drawer. The reinforced steel flat file will not off-gas. List Price: $2,899 and up. Borroughs; available from Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

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Scrapworking made easy Create an archival-quality scrapbook with the Scrapbook Kit. The fine leather scrapbook comes with ten pages and protectors that have passed the Photographic Activity Test (PAT). A buffered white envelope, black photo corners, black pen, and box of adhesive squares are included and meet archival standards. List Price: $42. Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

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Made for musicians Designed for flexibility, the Spine Wrap Music Binder lies flat on a music stand or piano deck for use during performance. The binder protects the music and the bibliographic information on first and last pages of the score. Choose a 20-point clear PETG or dark gray board front cover. Various pocket options available. List Price: $5–$12. Archival Products, 800-526-5640, archival.com

CARPET

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Creepy crawly carpet Consisting of high-twist, 100 percent Stainmaster® nylon fibers, Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar Carpet also has SoftFlex™ backing. Lifetime antistatic fiber and soil stain-resistant protection. Lifetime Impervision® anti­microbial protection and Green Label Plus Certified. Edges are bound and double-stitch serged. Carpets meet or exceed Class 1 Flammability Rating and are environmentally friendly. List Price: $164.99–$939.99. DEMCO, 800-356-1200, www.demco.com

CARRELS

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Hard at word Handcrafted in your choice of sustainably managed hardwoods, these Library Study Carrels are available in various styles and seating configurations. Features painted finishes and laminate tops; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)–compliant. Options include integrated power and data management solutions and Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)–certified finishes. Unconditional warranty. List Price: $1700/seat; quantity pricing available. Furniture by Dovetail, 508-735-9088; www.furniturebydovetail.com

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Executive privilege Handcrafted in a variety of sustainably managed hardwoods and painted varnish finishes, this Private Office features mixed materials to create numerous aesthetic options; unitized and modular components; and painted finishes and laminate. Available in flexible sizes and configurations. ADA-compliant. Options include integrated power and data management solutions and LEED-certified finishes. List Price: Call for price; quantity pricing available. Furniture by Dovetail, 508-735-9088; www.furniturebydovetail.com

CARTS

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Cart & go A storage solution for industrial and commercial use, the Wire Rolling Cart features a snap-together design. Welded-wire construction provides strength and stability. Open design allows air circulation and reduces dust build-up. Finish on surface prevents corrosion. List Price: $76.59. Showcases, 800-240-1850, www.showcases1.com

CIRCULATION

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Future-surfing Provide patrons with a way to access the digital collection on a tablet offered by MediaSurfer, a freestanding, self-check kiosk that dispenses tablets, manages tablet content, and automatically charges each tablet. Fully integrates with any integrated library system (ILS). List Price: $28,000; call for a special introductory price. Tech Logic, 855-633-4210, www.­getmediasurfer.com

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Dispense everything Vend up to 1000 books, CDs, and DVDs, single or multiset items, with the modular Vendit™ System. The unit can accept them for return and revend the items without staff intervention. Customize with your logo, branding wraps, or custom colors. Optional viewing panels for patrons available. List Price: Call for price. D-Tech International, 609-435-5846, www.
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Help yourself Streamline checkout with the QuickCheck Patron Self-Check System. Patrons use a card to access the touchscreen monitor and check out their own materials. Security strips are simultaneously desensitized. A receipt listing the borrowed items and their due dates is printed. List Price: $18,999 and up. Sentry Technology, 800-461-2803, www.sentrytechnology.com; also available from Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

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Automate it! The LAT-releaseT device is capable of automatically opening or closing OneTime Media cases—just drop it in and it does the rest. Can be operated in a stand-alone or tethered mode connected to any self-check system. Application programming interfaces (API) available. Can be upgraded to desensitize radio-frequency identification (RFID) items as they are opened. Fully ADA-compliant. List Price: $899. Library Automation Technology, 856-566-4121, www.latcorp.com

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Stock smart smartstock™ 500 allows multiple RFID-tagged items to be identified at box level, still held in their original packaging. Items may be received and assigned according to status through integration with the ILS. List Price: Call for price. Bibliotheca, 877-207-3127, www.bibliotheca.com

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Don’t be so sensitive Desensitizing item security strips is easy with the stand-alone LAT-DemagSAT. Just place the item on the device and press the button. Desensitize virtually any item regardless of the form-factor. Fully ADA-compliant. List Price: $899. Library Automation Technology, 856-566-4121, www.latcorp.com

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Green checkout Designed and manufactured with a low carbon footprint, the ECO SelfCheck™ is also styled to meet ergonomic guidelines. Allows for add-on options such as chip and pin payments. Supplied in RFID–EM and barcode only. Available in any color. The unit is low power rated; all materials are recyclable; it’s Five-Star rated energy-efficient; and has a stainless-steel housing. List Price: Call for price. D-Tech International, 609-435-5846, www.d-techinternational.com

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More function This “end-of-aisle” touchscreen LAT-OpacT OPAC System has a fully embedded design that fits into the end-panel with less than 1″ protrusion—all of the controls are hidden from view. With LAT-QuickKeysT software (included), enable digital signage, web access, reservation system, and more. Fully customizable and expandable. List Price: Call for price. Library Automation Technology, 856-566-4121, www.latcorp.com

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Always taking inventory The RFID smartstock™ 600 Inventory System performs a continuous on-shelf inventory of all items and can be retrofitted to almost any existing shelving. A full search can be performed based on database information from the last inventory, by detecting tags that are affixed directly into individual books. List Price: Call for price. Bibliotheca, 877-207-3127, www.bibliotheca.com

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Drop & go check-in When items are returned on the Intelligent Trolley, materials are identified and checked in and RFID security is reactivated simultaneously. The info column houses the SIP2 connection, which communicates with your ILS. As soon as materials hit the trolley, they are available for checkout. List Price: Call for price. Nedap Librix, www.nedaplibrix.com; also available from DEMCO, 800-356-1200, demco.com

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Secure in the tower With the smartdispenser™ 200 Disc Dispenser, users browse empty cases on the shelf while library CDs, DVDs, video games, and Blu-ray discs remain safe inside the jukebox-style media vault towers. List Price: Call for price. Bibliotheca, 877-207-3127, www.bibliotheca.com

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A mate for life The LibraryMate® 3200, for self-service checkin and checkout, guides the patron using both text and pictures on the touchscreen. Features lending, returning, and renewal capabilities; an electrically adjustable counter height; eight languages to choose from; web-based menus; built-in service diagnostics; and more. List Price: Call for price. Lyngsoe Systems, 301-360-0910, www.lyngsoesystems.com/library

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Around the clock Deliver library services to patrons 24-7 with the 24-Hour Library. The unit offers visual browsing, onscreen browsing, 24-hour checkout and checkin, holds pickup, OPAC, program information, reserve selection, patron registration, sorting, and more. The system connects to standard 120V 20A service and uses a WAN or cellular connection to SIP or NCIP. List Price: Call for price. EnvisionWare, 800-216-8370, www.envisionware.com

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Sorting speed The top-specification Return and Sortation System is available in a range of options with sorting speeds up to 2400 items/hour, suitable for libraries of all sizes. List Price: Call for price. Bibliotheca, 877-207-3127, www.bibliotheca.com

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Extend a branch Patrons can browse and check out books and/or return materials from any of your branch libraries with the Smallest Branch. The unit identifies items taken or returned and then prints a receipt confirming the transaction. Common placement of the Smallest Branch includes YMCAs, malls, senior communities, and more. List Price: Call for price. Nedap Librix, www.nedaplibrix.com; also available from DEMCO, 800-356-1200, demco.com

COLLECTIONS

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A hardwood dream The transitional design of the ­Beacon Collection is available in most American hardwoods and finishes. The collection includes a reading desk, table, laptop table, study nook, and more. Each piece is handcrafted using sustainably harvested American hardwoods. List Price: Call for price. Thos. Moser, 800-708-9710, www.mosercontract.com

COMMUNICATIONS

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Over and out Using 56 business-exclusive UHF frequencies on a single channel with 121 privacy codes to block interference from nearby users, the Business Two-Way Radio is ultracompact and lightweight. Covers structures up to 200,000 square feet or 15 floors. List Price: $240.11. Showcases, 800-240-1850, www.­showcases1.com

CUSTOM

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Every leaf, unique These Steel Art Trees are designed to clad structural columns, frame entryways, and house shelving, electronics, signage, and lighting. Naturalistic, tactile bark texture is hand carved and hand-painted over an engineered steel substructure. Fire retardant, made of sustainable materials. List Price: Call for price. NatureMaker, 800-872-1889, www.naturemaker.com.

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To your specifications This Wood-Tek Custom Installation in the Kellogg Library at Cal Poly, Pomona, features a blend of two-tone Wood-Tek for countertops, end panels, and shelf edges; specially designed countertops and shelving enclosures to accept the building’s structural seismic supports; and extra deep shelves recessed in alcoves to store oversized books. Aurora Storage Products, 800-277-1699, www.aurorastorage.com

DECORATIVE

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Strikingly realistic Add a little greenery to any space with Indoor and Outdoor Artificial Plants. Botanically correct silk plants and preserved plants made from real plant materials have the look and feel of live foliage. A variety of plants, flowers, trees, and grasses are available. List Price: $76.90 and up. Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

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Of hearth & home The life-like flame effect of the Contemporary Electric Fireplace, with its wide-screen electric firebox, operates with or without heat. Multifunction remote controls interior light, heat, and flame speed. List Price: $1,399. Dimplex, www.dimplex.com; available exclusively from Brodart Library Supplies & Furnishings, 888-820-4377, www.­shopbrodart.com

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All dolled up Sell the ­Famous Be’an® Collectible Dolls in your gift shop or use them to enhance historical exhibits. The 11″ doll features embroidered facial features, period attire, and a hang tag featuring an original color illustration along with information in poetic verse and prose about the historical figure. 14 figures to choose from. List Price: $14.95. Creation Station, 877-293-8444, www.­famousbe-an.com. Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

DISC REPAIR

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Look ma, no hands Repair Blu-ray discs in addition to regular discs with the Eco Auto-Smart Disc Repair Machine. This fully automatic, hands-free machine doesn’t require discs to be wiped or dried and does everything from a light repair to removing deep gouges. List Price: $1,495 and up. Research Technology International, 800-323-7520, www.discchek.com

DISPLAY

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The clear choice Enhance hanging prints or artwork with the clear acrylic Essential Archival Frame Kit. It features an archival-quality enclosure design and a beveled UV acrylic face for protection. Available with polished or matte chrome hardware in a two- or three-piece design. List Price: $117.25 and up. Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

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Browse-worthy change Turn flat shelves into browsing shelves capable of displaying picture books, children’s board books, CDs, DVDs, and more, with mag | browz™. Featuring polished edges, rounded corners, smooth handle ports, and rubber feet for stability, it also has material support treads that allow your materials to remain upright and neat at all times. Items can be faced out for “flip-style” browsing. Sizes include large bin, small bin, large tray, and small tray. List Price: Call for price. 3 Branch, 877-899-9902, www.3branch.com

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A rainbow of colors Museum-quality Jewell™ Cases now come painted in your choice of more than 1500 Sherwin-Williams paint colors. Choose a color to match, and the case arrives ready to put in place. List Price: $635 and up. Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

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Magnetic appeal Each Double-Sided Sign Stand features a frosted MagaLens® cover hinged to the top. This flexible cover magnetically seals to the stand with a GripFlex® strip that secures your insert in place. Just lift the cover from the bottom edge to add your printed sign. Features a sturdy aluminum base. List Price: $289.99–$539.99. DEMCO, 800-356-1200, demco.com

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Classic display The Splendor Painted Pedestal Museum Case features traditional raised panels and top and bottom molding. Available in more than 1500 Sherwin-Williams paint colors to match any décor. List Price: $935 and up. Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

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From pole to pole The basic aluminum pole of the Modular Pole Display System comes with four channels to accommodate back-to-back sign frames and literature holders, sold separately. Upgrade to the LCD pole and get a plug-and-play 17″ LCD monitor for digital presentations. Both poles include an 18″-diameter, black powder-coated steel base for stability. Pick your pole, then add display components. List Price: Call for price. DEMCO, 800-356-1200, demco.com

DONOR RECOGNITION

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Recognize! Handmade Book Spines of varying sizes are mounted on a 12″-wide ceramic shelf; as your collection of supporters grows, more shelves can be added. Shelves can also be used as borders for Grebow’s larger donor recognition projects. List Price: Call for price. Grebow Tile Donor Recognition, 203-938-4188, www.­grebowtiles.com

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For unique honorees Recognize significant supporters with a bas-relief Custom Plaque designed and sculpted by Marion Grebow. Pictured is a 16″ x 24″ ceramic tile, mounted on marble, created for the Stamford Library, CT, to present as its annual award. List Price: Call for price. Grebow Tile Donor Recognition, 203-938-4188, www.grebowtiles.com

INTERACTIVE

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Activate the mind This line of Interactive Early Literacy Panels includes a nature collection with a “Count the Tree Rings” panel, a neighborhood collection with a “Where Do I Belong?,” “Up and Down Car,” and “Houses” panel. Activities can be played alone or used to engage children in conversation and asking questions. List Price: Call for Price. TMC Furniture, 734-622-0080, tmcfurniture.com

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Blast off! Featuring five preliteracy skills, the Rocket Kisok—designed exclusively for libraries—is an 8′-tall structure that can include up to a dozen interactive elements. Call for a quote, color selection, and multilingual options. List Price: Call for price. Burgeon Group, 503-730-9941, burgeongroup.com

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Under the sea Promote cooperative play with five different activity panels on the Sea Life Activity Cube. Practice color recognition, hand-eye coordination, and counting. Built for kids 18 months and up and made of hardwood construction, this activity center has no loose parts. List Price: $544.99. DEMCO, 800-356-1200, www.demco.com

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Try your luck with the wheel ideal for a gateway. When kids turn the wheel of the Alphabet Whirligig, the alphabet spins around and the large flower at the top also spins. It is secured to either a column or a wall. Many other themes and colors available. List Price: $12,500–$15,000. Burgeon Group, 503-730-9941, burgeongroup.com

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Layers of play The largest interactive early literacy space in a public library is at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District’s Vancouver Community Branch, WA. At 4500-plus square feet, the Early Learning Center consists of over 20 interactive structures and hundreds of interactive play elements. List Price: Call for price. Burgeon Group, 503-730-9941, ­burgeongroup.com

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Letter frenzy The cornerstone of the children’s area at Magna Library, Salt Lake County, the Alphabet Landscape consists of over 100-plus interactive elements that link to the letters, and the entire alphabet can be found throughout the space. Letters can be located on and in the wall, doorways, and end panels and as benches. List Price: Call for price. ­Burgeon Group, 503-730-9941, ­burgeongroup.com

PRESENTATION

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More than meets the eye Transform any flat surface into a collaborative tool with Dry-Erase Paint. It takes walls, desks, tables, and partitions and turns them into dry-erase surfaces. Available in white and in clear for colored walls. List Price: $221 and up. IdeaPaint, 800-393-5250, www.ideapaint.com; also available from Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

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Contemporary appeal The translucent, tempered glass of the Harmony Wall-Mount Glass Markerboard creates a frameless design. Stand-off hangers create space between the wall and board to brighten the board with ambient lighting. The ecofriendly glass board will not ghost or stain. List Price: $415 and up. Ghent, 800-543-0500, www.ghent.com; also available from Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

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Now presenting… Store and transport classroom electronic equipment with the Multimedia Presentation Cart. The cart holds a data projector, document camera, DVD player, audio system, power units, and any type of 19″ rack-mounted equipment. Features a pull-out laptop shelf, two accessory shelves, and a 12-outlet power electrical assembly. List Price: $999.99. Bretford, 800-521-9614, bretford.com; also available from Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

PRINTER/SCANNER

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As easy as 1-2-3 Scan materials directly to email, smartphones, tablets, USB drives, Google Docs, network folders, FTPs, fax machines, and printers with the BookCentre™ Book Scanner. The intuitive touchscreen guides patrons every step of the way. List Price: $5,995. Xerox, www.xerox.com; also available from Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

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A sharing printer Built-in Ethernet provides easy sharing with the Multifunction Laser Printer. Automatic two-sided printing capability reduces paper waste. High-quality color scanning function delivers scans from the ADF or the legal-size document glass. USB Direct Interface lets users print from or scan to USB flash drives. List Price: $483.68. Showcases, 800-240-1850, www.­showcases1.com

SEATING

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Calls & beckons Available in three different back styles, in addition to an arm option, the Entice Collection provides an array of choices for your environment. List Price: Call for price. Brodart Furniture, 888-521-1884, www.brodartfurniture.com

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Get on and go The curved base of the ONGO® Seat responds to any shift in weight, activating the body’s musculature. The ball track built into the foot gives acoustic feedback on every movement. Exercises designed specifically for the seat let you focus on practicing active sitting. List Price: Call for price. Palmieri Furniture, 800-413-4440, www.­palmierifurniture.com; also available from DEMCO Interiors, 800-747-7561, demcointeriors.com

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Another level Following the tailored design and proportions characteristic of Danish furniture, the Astral Bench is constructed of American black cherry “matchsticks” joined in a solid, curving bench seat. It curves at a 128° radius. List Price: Call for price. Thos. Moser, 800-708-9710, www.mosercontract.com

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The spice of life The front casters, along with a wood handle, of the Vari Lounge Collection allow for easy mobility for group collaboration or personal space. Tablet arm and electrical options are also available. List Price: Call for price. Brodart Furniture, 888-521-1884, www.brodartfurniture.com

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A graceful statement Available in a traditional solid wood base with a contemporary curved plywood form available in 33 finishes, the Tansy Adult Chair features a round back and inset hardwood bottom, detailed with fluted rays. Also comes with a sleek metal base. List Price: Call for price. Fresh Coast Furniture, 734-276-6839, freshcoastfurniture.com

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Take a moment The core modules of the Pause Seating provides a bench-style seat but with a degree of softness along with a supportive backrest. ­Elements include mobile low stools, high stools, long low and high benches, a range of tables in different heights and sizes, and power modules in two heights. List Price: Call for price. ­Allermuir, 888-887-5806, www.allermuir.net; also available from DEMCO Interiors, 800-747-7561, demcointeriors.com

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Booth boost Incorporate mobility and electrical alternatives with this Booth Seating. Eliminate the issue of muddled cords by choosing seating with built-in electrical outlet. List Price: Call for price. Brodart Furniture, 888-521-1884, www.brodartfurniture.com

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An entertaining seat Featuring a rounded bottom for multidirectional tilt; a micro-suede surface with a padded mesh seat; and powered by four AA batteries (not included), the BoomPod® Chair also includes two-way speakers and inter­active vibration motors to enhance media. Comes with RCA input/output ports, volume controls, and headset jacks. List Price: $59.99. LumiSource, 847-699-8988, www.lumisource.com; also available from DEMCO, 800-356-1200, demco.com

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Organic proportions Inspired by the shape behind its name, Leaf Modular Seating allows for comfortable, flexible, any-direction seating, while the chair back intentionally doubles as an armrest. Pieces include lounge chairs, benches, and tables. List Price: Call for price. Arcadia, 800-585-5957, www.arcadiacontract.com; also available from DEMCO Interiors, 800-747-7561, demcointeriors.com

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A grown-up look Constructed out of curved plywood, the Crystal Children’s Chair is available in three different seat heights, in two shell shapes, and in a choice of 33 finishes. List Price: Call for price. Fresh Coast Furniture, 734-276-6839, freshcoastfurniture.com

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Out of the woods Handcrafted in your choice of sustainably managed hardwoods with durable mortise and tenon construction, the Eagle University Chair is available in LEED-certified finishes. Unconditional warranty. List Price: $700; quantity pricing available. Furniture by Dovetail, 508-735-9088; www.furniturebydovetail.com

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A standout Constructed from either molded beech or ash, the Wogg Chair is available in seven colors. Light, stackable, and multifunctional. The seat is bent down on four sides and holds the legs and the back on both outer sides. The structural center of the chair is the core pressed in below the seat shell. List Price: Call for price. ­Palmieri Furniture,
800-413-4440, www.palmierifurniture.com; also available from DEMCO Interiors, 800-747-7561, ­demcointeriors.com

SECURITY

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RFID Reading With these Plexiglas RFID Antennas, “read” items leaving the building. They light up as well as have audible alarms when library material is being removed without being properly checked out. List Price: Call for price. D-Tech International, 609-435-5846, www.
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SIGNAGE

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Shelf talkers Use the Acrylic Reader to Reader Frames to spotlight titles with personal comments from your patrons. List Price: $17.55 and up. Opening the Book, www.­openingthebook.com; available in the United States exclusively from Brodart Library Supplies & Furnishings, 888-820-4377, www.brodart.com/­openingthebook

STORAGE

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Mix it up Fully adjustable drawer partitions let you store mixed media in the Vertical ­Multimedia Cabinet. The all-steel unit features full-extension, easy-access drawers that glide on ball bearings. A keyed lock keeps contents secure. List Price: $649.99 and up. Corry Contract, 814-665-8221, www.corrycontract.com; also available from Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

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Disc density This sturdy, High-Capacity File Cabinet holds up to 600 CDs. Key lock drawers provide secure storage. Each drawer has three compartments and accommodates Vaultz® CD folders, slim cases, or full-size jewel cases. List Price: $141.87. Showcases, 800-240-1850, www.showcases1.com

TABLES/WORKSTATIONS

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A cozy nest Featuring a chrome frame with heavy-duty casters and a tilt-top design, the Jet Table offers a contemporary twist to the nesting table. Pair with the Jet Stacking Chair. List Price: Call for price. Agati, 312-829-1977, www.agati.com

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See ya by the pond Each Pond Table is a single-user unit that can be combined to create two- and four-user stations available with three different divider screens. Available in two different leg styles, three solid wood edge profiles, and multiple finish options. List Price: Call for price. Palmieri Furniture, 800-413-4440, www.­palmierifurniture.com; also available from DEMCO Interiors, 800-747-7561, demcointeriors.com

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Hard at work Handcrafted in various sustainably managed hardwoods with exceptional mortise and tenon construction, these Library Study Tables are available in various sizes. ADA-compliant, it features painted finishes and laminate tops. Options include integrated power and data management solutions and LEED-certified finishes. Also available as study carrels in a variety of styles and seating configurations. Unconditional warranty. List Price: $2400; quantity pricing available. Furniture by Dovetail, 508-735-9088; www.furniturebydovetail.co

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I’m all ears Handcrafted in various sustainably managed hardwoods and painted varnish finishes, these Reception Desks feature mixed materials, unitized and modular components, and painted finishes and laminate tops. Available in various sizes and configurations. ADA-compliant. Options include integrated power and data management and lighting solutions and LEED-certified finishes. List Price: Call for price; quantity pricing available. Furniture by Dovetail, 508-735-9088; www.furniturebydovetail.com

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Sleek workplace Lighter in scale and design, the Manifest Desking System was built to complement Agati’s Roland Collection. It is easy to install and can be configured into a 120° or zig-zag station. List Price: Call for price. Agati, 312-829-1977, www.agati.com

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Leaving traces Emboss paper with your finger with the Alphabet Tracing Table or use it as a rubbing or finger tracing table. The table top is made from bamboo, and the letters are hand colored. List Price: $2100. Burgeon Group, 503-730-9941, burgeongroup.com

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An Eastern flair The broad walnut surface of the Edo Table,available in three sizes, rests on a trestle leg configuration. Splayed wedge feet contribute to stability with four slatted legs converging at the bottom. Each piece is handcrafted using sustainably harvested American hardwoods. List Price: Call for price. Thos. Moser, 800-708-9710, www.mosercontract.com

TECH HELP

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Ahead of the pack Help patrons create their own media platform for exploring today’s topics with the C03U Podcast Pak. This podcasting solution delivers pristine audio and offers multiple pickup patterns to get the best sound from individuals and groups alike. List Price: $309.99 and up. Samson, 631-784-2200, www.­samsontech.com; also available from Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

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Save on licenses Allow up to 16 devices to connect simultaneously to a single SIP port with the LAT-SipRouterT. It works on the outside of physical devices, and, as a result, no change is needed on the self-check or other SIP-based devices. Simply point to the router, and it does the rest. Expandable up to 255 devices. Full setup and configuration control via browser. List Price: $899 and up. Library Automation Technology, 856-566-4121, www.latcorp.com

VENDING

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Computer dispenser Vend either laptop PCs or iPads with the LapSafe Computer Vending System. The system charges the computers as well as returns them to their original state. The unit can vend up to 96 computers in modular banks of 12 computers each. The system uses SIP or SQL database for authentication. List Price: Call for price. D-Tech International, 609-435-5846, www.­d-techinternational.com

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