February 16, 2018

What’s Hot: The Latest in Library Products & Furnishings | Library by Design, Spring 2013


Wrap it up The Spine Wrap Pamphlet Binder offers durability, efficiency, preservation, an aesthetically pleasing appearance, and reversibility. Your pamphlet can be quickly and easily stapled or sewn in to give it ultimate protection. The pressure-sensitive adhesive strip applied across the back after the stitching is complete conceals and protects the binding structure, giving a finished look to the bound document. List Price: $4–$12. Archival Products, a division of Library Binding Service, 800-526-5640, www.archival.com

Keep it rare Safely and effectively preserve rare posters, pamphlets, and documents with the Four-Flap Enclosure. Fully protects and securely holds materials without boxing and can be easily shelved. Fits materials up to 1/8″ thick. List Price: $6–$22. Archival Products, a division of Library Binding Service, 800-526-5640, www.archival.com

Hands off! Store your fragile three-dimensional artifacts in the Fragile Artifact Box. The buffered archival box features a drop-front and slide-out tray that let you slide artifacts completely out of the box for examination without ever touching the artifact with your hands. List Price: $15.65 and up. Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

Assembles in seconds Set up the Miracle Box™ by simply pushing down to assemble and lock in place. The multifunctional boxes with separate lids hold letter- or legal-size documents and feature double-reinforced walls for stacking. Available as buffered for archival storage and unbuffered for short-term storage. List Price: $11.25 and up. Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

At the ready Keep plenty of glue on hand for bookbinding and repair with the Glue Pot. It holds a full 29 ounces of glue and features a wide mouth with spout and scraper for easy filling and use. The tight-fitting lid keeps glue from drying out and is big enough to store the included wood brush inside. Made from break-resistant plastic for durability and easy cleaning. List Price: $17.25. Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

A rare find Store your antique books in this elegant Gaylord® Clamshell Rare Book Box. The black archival box features a spine embossed with a classic gold design and comes with matching gold title labels. Available in a variety of sizes to accommodate most volumes. List Price: $18.05 and up. Gaylord, 800-448-6160, www.gaylord.com

Lasting paperbacks Paperbacks last longer with KAPCO’s Easy Cover® II Self-Adhesive Book Cover. Turn your paperbacks into hardbacks. Easy Cover II protects your books and prevents damage with one flexible spine cover. Manufactured with a pH neutral, non­yellowing permanent adhesive. Wipes clean. Sold in packages of 25 pairs or 100 pairs per box. Cover books as small as 7″ x 4¼” up to big books 20″ x 15″. Complement and reinforce your Easy Cover II covered books hinges with Easy Bind® Clear Polyester Repair/Reinforcement TapeList Price: Call for pricing. Kapco, 800-791-8965, www.kapco


Just the right size Set up small play areas with Old Mcdonald Farm Kid$ Value Rugs™—just the right price for your budget, too! Kids will love playing down on the farm with these friendly animals. Includes carpet stain protection and passes CPSC-FF1-70 for surface flammability compliance. All Kid$ Value Rugs from Carpets for Kids® are designed to stimulate a child’s imagination and are 100 percent American made! Available in two fun and affordable sizes. List price: $50 and up. Brodart Library Supplies & Furnishings, 888-820-4377, www.shopbrodart.com

Letters underfoot Carpets for Kids® is the leading children’s carpet manufacturer specializing in high-quality educational rugs. Check out its new Alphabet Blocks Nature Colors Collection. These calming colors are what’s new in library and classroom decor. Creating a warm, cozy, and relaxing environment, these colors coordinate with what’s hot in new furniture collections. It’s never too early to start learning your ABC’s and then some. This decorative rug, in both primary and natural colors, provides a perfect, cozy space for playing, toddling, and learning. List Price: Starting at $149.95. Carpets for Kids, 503-232-1203, www.carpetsforkids.com


Get mobile The Fleetwood Tablet Cart stores and charges up to 32 tablet computers at once—enough for an entire class. Each slot is 10.5″h x 1.25″w x 11.5″d, with removable vertical dividers and printed numbers for tablet ID and wire management clips. The locking ventilated front and rear doors have mahogany finishes, while the top and side panels are a cool gray melamine laminate with black PVC edging. Construction of the cart uses more than 33 percent postconsumer recycled substrates. This mobile unit comes equipped with two 18-outlet electrical assemblies with 15′ cords and cord reels. Choose from a charge-only cart or a charge and sync model to best accommodate your needs. List Price: $1,799–$5,299. Demco, 800-356-1200, www.demco.com


One-step checkout Patrons place items in the Media Release Station, where it is first checked out, then unlocked. Visual green light indicates when case is unlocked and ready to be removed. Works with barcode and RFID technology and desensitizes EM security strips. Compatible with One-Time™ Security Cases, sold separately, and with all leading integrated library systems. Manufactured with industrial-grade components and patented technology. Add this piece to your self-check stations for truly librarian-free material checkout.List Price: Call for price. Demco, 800-356-1200, www.demco.com

24-hour delivery The EnvisionWare® 24-Hour Library™ represents a major advancement in the delivery of public service. EnvisionWare creates solutions that deliver the maximum return on your investment. These systems are fast, friendly, efficient, loaded with functionality, and work hard to deliver library services to patrons 8,750 hours per year (24-7). The EnvisionWare 24-Hour Library delivers visual browsing, onscreen browsing, 24-hour checkout/-in, holds pickup, OPAC, program information, reserve selection, patron registration, sorting, and more. The system connects to standard 120-volt 20-amp service and uses a WAN or cellular connection to SIP or NCIP. List Price: Call for price. EnvisionWare, Inc., 800-216-8370, www.envisionware.com

Transaction central The Staff Transaction Station (STS)™ is the first point of sale (POS) transaction system designed specifically for libraries. In addition to processing standard POS items with cash or credit card payments, STS enables funds to be deposited into EnvisionWare’s Authentication and Accounting Module database or an integrated library system (ILS) deposit account. Post fine payments in your ILS, run POS reports, and run enterprise reports through the optional Point of Sale Manager. In addition, STS enables you to offer and manage printing accounts through a suite of computer and print management products. List Price: Call for price. EnvisionWare, Inc., 800-216-8370, www.envisionware.com

Fast checkouts Bibliotheca’s smartstock™ 300 is the latest in library technology; using the small, handheld device, library staff can now check items in and out, as well as set security from anywhere within their library, or mobile library, offering quick and fast patron interaction. Additionally, based on Apple and iOS technology, the device offers familiarity and ease of use and also works alongside an existing ILS. List Price: Call for price. Bibliotheca, 877-207-3127, www.bibliotheca.com


Rustic retreat Stepped fieldstone hearth captures the charm of a rustic woodland retreat. The Dimplex® Fieldstone Electric Fireplace features lifelike natural stone and an attractive mantel with the look of hand-hewn pine. Patrons and loungers will love the 26″ firebox with its authentic flame effect, pulsating embers, and LED inner glow logs. A multifunction remote controls interior light, heat, and flame speed; flame operates with or without heat for year-round enjoyment. It’s safe, clean, and simple to install and maintain. Plug it in and enjoy. List Price: $1,500. Available exclusively from Brodart Library Supplies & Furnishings, 888-820-4377, www.shopbrodart.com


Better merchandising The mag|stak™ is a new modular merchandising system on a spinning base for easy browsing of many collection types. Made from the same lightweight but durable crystal-clear acrylic as the popular mag|box™, the mag|stak™ delivers better merchandising by showcasing your collections in clear, adjustable modules that stack without any tools. Start with what you need, then add modules as your collection grows. Featuring sturdy transparent construction, polished edges with rounded corners, two module sizes and two- or four-sided signage options. The sizes include counter unit and single, double, or quad towers. List Price: Call for price. 3branch, 877-899-9902; 3branch.com

Stay upright mag|browz™ bins and trays allow any flat shelf instantly to become a browsing shelf, capable of displaying children’s board books, picture books, CDs, DVDs, and more. Simply place the product on an existing flat shelving and add materials to turn it into an attractive browsing space. Featuring polished edges, rounded corners, smooth handle ports, rubber feet for stability, and material support treads. The treads allow your materials to remain upright and neat when being browsed or just on display. The mag|browz™ allows items to be faced out for “flip-style” browsing anywhere you wish. Sizes come in large bin, small bin, large tray, and small tray. List price: Call for price. 3branch, 877-899-9902, 3branch.com

Push those periodicals mag|box™ is the new method of display and storage for periodical and browsing collections. Its design allows materials to be displayed front and center, effectively merchandising them to patrons. Best of all, mag|box™ products can be placed comfortably on existing shelving. mag|box™ products are made from crystal-clear, thick acrylic for durability and a stunning visual display. Sizes come in mini, standard, large, newspaper, and slatwall. List Price: Call for price. 3branch, 877-899-9902, 3branch.com

Modular spin The modular design of this mag|stak™ Acrylic Book/DVD Display lets you add on as your popular materials collection grows. Crystal-clear modules stack on top of one another with self-aligning discs and nonslip rubber feet. Each module has four compartments providing face-out and spine-out display—perfect for showcasing your most popular items. Spinning bases provide 360° access to materials while durable polished acrylic construction has safe, nonsharp rounded corners. To attract patrons to your hot new materials, check out the optional signage headers, sold separately. List Price: $214.99. Demco, 800-356-1200, www.demco.com

Hang on to this The Walker Display picture hanging system allows you to display artwork on the wall with style. Move artwork easily, change and rearrange it quickly. A great system for rotating community art exhibits. Made in the United States. List Price: Call for price. Walker Display Inc., 800-234-7614, www.walkerdisplay.com

A novel pod Having difficulty displaying those growing magazine and graphic novel collections? The Graphic Novel Book Pod features a support bar to keep materials upright without blocking covers. Available in black and maple finishes, the Graphic Novel Book Pod can accommodate up to 48 graphic novels. Single-face and double-face versions offered. Available in the United States exclusively from Brodart. List Price: Call for price.Brodart Furniture, 888-521-1884, www.brodartfurniture.com

A metal twist A twist on the wood-based Books To Go Table, the metal-based version lends a contemporary look to this popular display unit. The display unit is maple with black metal base. A mobile version is available for easy rearrangement. The U.S. version may differ slightly from the British version. Available in the United States exclusively from Brodart. List Price: Call for price. Brodart Furniture, 888-521-1884, www.brodartfurniture.com

Writing on the wall Magnetic porcelain-coated steel alloy writing surfaces, like the Best-Rite Dry-Erase Surfaces, have a self-adhesive backing for easy mounting. This ultraslim, frameless design virtually disappears on walls, as it lays flat when unrolled. High aluminum content allows for flexibility—great for installation on curved walls or around pillars. List Price: $49.99–$449.99. Demco, 800-356-1200, www.demco.com

Gliding DVDs New double-sided or single-sided CD/DVD Aframe Gondola is the answer to librarians’ request for a browsable face-out or spine-out presentation of CD and DVD products. This 30″-deep footprint with either 36″- or 48″-long shelves has that perfect bookstore feeling. Our Aframe glides across the floor easily on special heavy-duty ball bearing casters, which offers the flexibility to multitask the same space. Signage is vital in a bookstore concept, and this offers several design ideas as well as no restrictions on the gondola’s color options. List Price: Call for price. The Professional Store Design Group, 727-545-1045, tpsdg.com

The surface that does it all! It’s the minimalist whiteboard with glossy off-white finish that fits anywhere. When unrolled, Best-Rite’s Elemental™ Frameless Dry Erase Surface lies flat and stays flat, with self-adhesive backing for easy installation. Porcelain-coated steel alloy with high aluminum content means it’s flexible enough to adhere to curved walls. Erases cleanly with no ghosting or staining, and the surface is magnetic for extra versatility. Available in six sizes. List Price: $54 and up. Brodart Library Supplies & Furnishings, 888-820-4377, www.shopbrodart.com

Get graphic All you need is a little color to spark life into any area of your library. The repurposed Demco posters create these large format graphics, but your artwork can be used, too, if you want custom graphics. These panels are simple, affordable, eye-catching pieces that are sure to draw attention to and liven up any space. List Price: Call for price. Demco Interiors, 800-747-7561, www.demcointeriors.com

Visualizing EnvisionWare Enterprise Reporter™ is a reporting and analysis suite designed to empower library staff of all skill levels to create visualizations of library data in just minutes. The powerful yet simple interface makes library data easy to understand and enables staff to create dynamic and visually striking presentations with the click of a mouse. Designed for public libraries of all sizes, Enterprise Reporter is ideal for board presentations, community meetings, publication to your website, and daily library management. List Price: Call for price. EnvisionWare, Inc., 800-216-8370, www.envisionware.com


Bricks into bucks Brick Markers® USA is proud to offer its patented Vitralase® and Vitrix® bricks, pavers, and tiles as a fundraising vehicle. This method of laser engraving is durable, versatile, and cost-effective, and the patented processes are guaranteed by a limited lifetime warranty on the engraved mark. Brick Markers® offers a multitude of services: specialized marketing ideas to meet fundraising goals and raise profit margins, design of promotional materials and order forms, order-processing center, locator maps, design service, verification and location mailings, replicas with certificates, and management reporting. List Price: Call for price. Brick Markers® USA, 800-634-8948, www.brickmarkers.com


Lectern magic Capture your audience’s attention with an elegant acrylic lectern from AmpliVox. These sophisticated presentation lecterns enhance overall stage appearance in any setting or decor. Available in crystal-clear or smoked finishes, the AmpliVox line offers a wide range of sizes and designs. These lecterns are practical as well as beautiful, providing a large, stable podium base and a slanted reading surface with ample space to support all reading materials. List Price: Starting at $862. AmpliVox Sound Systems, 800-267-5486, www.ampli.com

Euro style Make a stylish statement in library presentations with a Euro-Contemporary Lectern from AmpliVox. It is available with either a flat or curved front panel, cleanly rising from a stable, attractive base. Choose from a wide variety of high-quality veneer finishes to complement any decor, with streamlined aluminum support posts in silver or black. The front panel supports a spacious reading table of high-durability medium-density fibreboard (MDF), as well as a concealed shelf. Its sturdy but lightweight construction makes it easy to move and position. The entire unit is shipped ready-to-use, with no snap-in panels or other assembly required. List Price: Starting at $1,306. AmpliVox Sound Systems, 800-267-5486, www.ampli.com


Glare free LucaLight’s integrated stack lighting fixtures are the premier lighting solution for library stacks. Used in both public and academic settings, LucaLight is the lighting solution for both new and retrofit projects for all shelving types. The unique solid-state (LED) design coupled with proprietary optics delivers even and glare-free light all the way to the bottom of the stack. The new L4 system now employs occupancy and daylight-harvesting sensors to ensure that LucaLight products are even more energy-efficient and will markedly enhance patron and staff experience in your library. List Price: Contact LucaLight regarding a no-cost trial installation, 888-LUCALIGHT, www.lucalight.com


Add a “wow” factor The Opening the Book Reading Nook is the perfect place for kids to relax and enjoy quiet reading time. This cozy two-in-one unit features four shelves that hold up to 140 children’s books for a generous display. Inside, children can cuddle up on the vinyl-covered cushioned seat to enjoy some quiet reading time. Colorful, comfy, and private, this is one reading nook that is sure to attract. List Price: Call for price. Available in the United States exclusively from Brodart Library Supplies & Furnishings, 888-820-4377, www.shopbrodart.com

Vibrant color The Opening the Book Rocket Pod features display shelves on both sides—enough to hold up to 150 children’s books. Fun mirror circles and tactile beads on the sides also appeal to children’s curiosity. This colorful book displayer includes five free graphics so displays may be changed as often as desired. Designed to attract kids’ immediate attention, kids will be eager to blast off with their favorite books. List Price: Call for price. Available in the United States exclusively from Brodart Library Supplies & Furnishings, 888-820-4377, www.shopbrodart.com

B is for boat Create a cozy reading nook with this B Is for Boat room divider. On one side, climb into a boat or play with inter-actives. On the other side, libraries can choose an option for computer desks, seating, board book shelving, or choose from over 100 Burgeon interactives exclusively for public libraries. As shown, a Washington library chose wave magnet panels with magnetic gears, bubbles wording, nursery rhymes, an assortment of magnifying and colored bubbles and lenses, embroidery lacing panel, standard interchangeable interactive panels, and preliteracy graphics. List Price: Call for price. Burgeon Group, LLC, 503-730-9941, www.burgeongroup.com

T is for tractor This life-sized tractor is over 8′ long and 5″ wide, providing options for more than a dozen children to play simultaneously for those busy moments before and after story time. Shown with magnet board grill, convex mirror hubs, interchangeable interactive panels, and bilingual Every Child Ready To Read (ECRR™)–inspired preliteracy practices. Not shown are the driving panel between the big wheels with dual steering wheels, shifter, drive speed, early bird theater, and a dozen other components. Custom colors and content available. List Price: Call for price. Burgeon Group, LLC, 503-730-9941, www.burgeongroup.com

Ideal for little hands The Copernicus Simple Sensory Center is the perfect learning center for early childhood environments. One large tub provides space for up to six children, and the unit holds sand or water, along with many sensory items for creative play. The ¼” turn drain with plug makes filling and emptying easy, while 3″ locking casters keep the center solidly and safely in place. List Price: $245. Brodart Library Supplies & Furnishings, 888-820-4377, www.shopbrodart.com

Children’s fun Inspire imaginations with this multifunctional interactive Imagination Station. Kids can set up a pretend shop or store for interactive play sessions, or use the unit to create an interactive display sponsored by a bank, flower shop, coffee shop, ice cream stand, grocery store, or other local business. This station includes a dry-erase markerboard on the front, plus shelving on the back side for storing props and supplies (“groceries,” etc.). Birch laminate construction with hand-sanded, rounded corners and a wipe-clean, natural UV finish. List Price: $279.99. Demco, 800-356-1200, www.demco.com

Reading in the shade NatureMaker specializes in the design, engineering, custom fabrication, and worldwide installation of one-of-a-kind interactive, walk-through, column-clad, and wall-mounted trees, especially for story time and children’s libraries. An immersive experience of nature brought indoors. Each tree is designed and handcrafted to meet architectural and design specifications. The 14′-tall oak tree with 6″ diameter walk through trunk offers a cozy spot for children to read within the ancient trunk and under the impressive overhead canopy. List Price: Call for price. NatureMaker, 800-872-1889, www.naturemaker.com


Stereo power SenSource’s AccuTrac patron counting system uses advanced stereo video tracking technology to provide the most accurate facility usage data for your library. This advanced system monitors people entering and exiting at the same time and will distinguish among adults, children, and groups. With the AccuTrac system, you can accurately report traffic data for government funding at any time, compare traffic among branches, and monitor room usage within your library. List Price: $1,895. SenSource, Inc., 800-239-1226, www.sensourceinc.com

1, 2, 3… The SenSource TB12N-WR Wi-Fi infrared battery-powered patron counter provides a cost effective solution to monitor and collect facility usage data automatically for your library. SenSource hosts your data so there is no software to install and no server requirements, and SenSource will monitor the status of your traffic counters for you. With the TB12N-WR system, you can easily monitor room usage within your library.List Price: $575. SenSource, Inc., 800-239-1226, www.sensourceinc.com

Traffic check The SenSource TB12 infrared battery-powered patron counter provides a low-cost solution to monitor and collect facility usage data for your library. Easy data collection is available by using either the LCD display or built-in data logger. Discover how popular your library is as you record the comings and goings of your constituents. Solid information to have on hand. List Price: $425. SenSource, Inc., 800-239-1226, www.sensourceinc.com


Project it Pocket-sized and battery-operated, the 3M Handheld Pocket Projectors allow you to project images and videos onto almost any wall, almost anywhere. Connect your favorite digital media sources like PCs, DVD players, MP3 players, digital cameras, and cell phones to this pocket projector to display with the 20,000-hour energy-saving LED light. Cables, battery, tabletop tripod, and carrying bag are included. The unit projects image sizes from 10″ to 80″ and has a two-hour battery life. List Price: $444.99–$559.99. Demco, 800-356-1200, www.demco.com


Scan-dalous The Scannx Book ScanCenter is the most powerful and easy-to-use self-service book scanning solution for library patrons and staff for under $5,000. The Book ScanCenter is designed to be intuitive with a touch screen that guides the user through the process, including choosing file formats, scan quality, color depth, file naming, and destinations. Scan books and documents into PDF, searchable PDF, Word, JPEG, TIFF, and PNG file formats and send to your smartphone or tablet, email, fax, print, USB, Google Docs, network, or FTP. Integrates with major interlibrary loan exchanges including OCLC’s Article Exchange, ILLiad, and Odyssey. List Price: Starting at $4,995. Tracsystems, 800-583-TRAC (8722), www.tracsystems.com

On-demand On-demand is in demand and Crowley has the one-two punch. Libraries in the United State and worldwide have been purchasing combinations of the UScan Universal scanner and the Zeutschel zeta book copy system—both new in 2012—to update staff, patron, and student research technology quickly and affordably. Both are interlibrary loan–compatible, offer high-quality image resolution, are easy to use, feature multiple output options (USB, email, my butt, mobile), and fit with pay per use systems. Save wear and tear on original media, and bring your library to the forefront of technology. List Price (UScan): $8,000 and up.Crowley Co., 240-215-0224, www.thecrowleycompany.com

Scan it Kodak’s document imaging business enables customers to capture and manage valuable information from electronic and paper documents. Solutions include award-winning scanners, e.g., KODAK Picture Saver Scanning System PS55; capture software, information workflow software, an expanding range of professional services, and industry-leading service and support. From small offices to global operations, Kodak has the solutions to automate your business processes and intelligently deliver the information your enterprise needs. List Price: Call for price. Kodak, kodak.com/go/docimaging

True bit Already installed in numerous prestigious institutions across the United States, the BC100 Dual Camera Book Scanning System is the only true 48-bit system on the market and has redefined the way library materials are digitized. Designed for the mass digitization of books, its 100° V-shaped antireflective glass platen and adjustable book cradle secure and hold the largest variety of bound and loose materials while delivering preservation-grade image files. The superior craftsmanship of the BC100 ensures the speed, reliability, and ease of use needed for cultural institutions while always protecting the integrity of the materials. List Price: Starting at $41,990. Digital Transitions, 212-529-6825, www.dtdch.com

Fast capture Originally designed and built for the National Archives Records Administration, the DT RGC180 Capture Cradle is the industry’s latest integration of book scanning and reprographic technology. Developed to achieve preservation-grade reproductions at the fastest rate of capture while providing reliability, ease of use, and safety of the original materials, the DT RGC180 is the optimum digitization solution for the rapid capture of rare bound and loose document collections. It features two height adjusting platforms with dual pneumatic cylinders and a 180° antireflective glass platen enabling the digitization of up to 25″ x 35″ books and up to 4″ bindings. List Price: Starting at $46,990. Digital Transitions, 212-529-6825, www.dtdch.com

Good-bye paper EnvisionWare® Library Document Station,™ is the first full self-service, do-it-all document solution designed for libraries. This product can copy, email, scan, fax, upload to Google, and send to a smartphone or iPad. Staff can send to both ILLiad and OCLC Article Exchange, as well as charge for scanning, faxing, and copying services. The Library Document Station is more versatile and just as fast as a copier, with a much smaller footprint and operating cost. Gone are the days of paper jams, service calls, manual monthly counts, and messy drums and fusers. List Price: Call for price. EnvisionWare, Inc., 800-216-8370, www.envisionware.com


Imagination Create your own contemporary lounge with OFM Uno Series Lounge Seating. Combine Uno Lounge Chairs with flexible back, pillow back chairs with round tube cushion, backless seats that double as lounge ottomans, and wedge seats that allow you to make curves and turns in your configuration. All seat heights are uniformly 17″, and all seats are filled with molded fire-retardant foam. Complement your Uno Lounge with OFM Profile wedge, cocktail, end, and lamp tables. List Price: $153 and up for seating; $286 and up for tables. Brodart Library Supplies & Furnishings, 888-820-4377, www.shopbrodart.com

Good posture Smith System Plato Seating encourages correct posture for students with its high lumbar support, which meets strict European ergonomics standards. The seat pan allows students comfortably to face forward and side to side in collaborative environments. The back cutout is an easy handhold for moving the chair as it provides ventilation. Plato Seating comes in a variety of styles, including a stack chair, stool, rhombus arm chair, P-tablet arm chair, adjustable chair, and adjustable stool, each available in 17 designer colors and three shell sizes. List Price: $79 and up. Smith System, 800-328-1061, www.smithsystem.com

A little fun The top of the Ice Cream Sandwich is upholstered in a polyester fabric that is soft to the touch yet remarkably durable and easy to clean. The ice cream is the same white vinyl Big Cozy has used for years, strong and easily cleaned. Add a little fun to your room. List Price: Call for price. Big Cozy Books, 925-447-1582, www.bigcozybooks.com

Sophisticated steel The Classic Larkspur adult side chair is ideal for making a handsome statement in a high-traffic environment. The curved plywood shell is available in any of our 33 Fresh Coast finishes. The sophisticated steel legs can be specified in any of our nine standard powder-coat finishes. The design is further enhanced with an optional decorative wooden prism centered on the back of the shell. List Price: Call for price. Fresh Coast, 616-885-5850, freshcoastfurniture.com

Classic lines The Curve Back Chair is one of Dovetail’s newest innovations. The chair has clean, classic lines uniquely combined with a dramatic curved armrest for subtle sophistication. It also features comfortable, cushioned seats available in a variety of fabrics. Offered in cherry, maple, and walnut. List Price: Starting at $770. Furniture by Dovetail, 508-829-8947, www.furniturebydovetail.com

Cuban touch Havana chair combines retro chic with functional design. Choose from either a lounge chair paired with side tables or a pull-up chair to a study table. Havana’s classic aesthetic belies a sturdy construction including steel frame, brushed metal, or solid wood feet. Tablet arms and arm caps are optional.List Price: Call for price. Agati, 312-829-1977, www.agati.com

In motion Hampton mobility puts the Hampton Banquette in motion. With the addition of optional casters to both straight and round Hamptons, users can now easily configure the Hampton around any size table in any size space for ultimate accommodation. Built for institutional use, the Hampton is stylish, but the key is its support. Users can remain seated for any duration without sacrificing back support or a comfortable sit. List Price: Call for price. Agati, 312-829-1977, www.agati.com

Get comfy, stay in charge The versatile Gee Modular Collection has received a boost. The Gee Connect offers side-by-side Gee seats connected by a bolted Gee table complete with power and USB connections. Designed for the Tampa Bay Airport, the Gee Connect supports technology needs, in addition to offering a comfortable sit and individual space. List Price: Call for price. Agati, 312-829-1977, www.agati.com

Let’s collaborate Gee Modular is a versatile seating series complete with interactive touch screen table. The Gee’s strength lies in its adaptability to accommodate single users or large groups. When the seating is paired with a T1 Touchscreen, single or multiple users can access the web and share digital content using advanced technology in a collaborative environment. List Price: Call for price. Agati, 312-829-1977, www.agati.com

Maximum spin Gee Modular is a versatile seating series born out of a single seat. Choose the Pinwheel Configuration to maximize space while still allowing individual privacy and space, avoiding empty seats. Tablet arms and wood or fabric panels are available. List Price: Call for price. Agati, 312-829-1977, www.agati.com

Power seating Bretford MOTIV Powered Lounge Seating is available with or without an AC power outlet and a USB port, allowing users with laptops, tablets, and phones to plug in and stay connected. The 18″-high, foam-padded seats are covered with 100 percent polyester upholstery. Foam and fabric meet California Code 117 standards for flame resistance. Connect two chairs with the optional power bridge with two AC power outlets and two USB ports. Coordinating, nonpowered tables are sold separately. Power bridge and tables feature 1″-thick furniture board tops with high-pressure maple laminate surfaces. All units have 14-gauge steel-tube frames with aluminum powder-coat finishes and plastic glides. List Price: $1,159.99–$2,899.99.Demco, 800-356-1200, www.demco.com

Add an ottoman Great for teen areas, lounge areas, and any space in between, Cube Ottomans are a fun and fresh way to spruce up your library. With hardwood frames and mortise-and-tenon joints, the cubes are a long-lasting addition for casual sitting and reading. In addition, the corners are glued and screwed for added strength and supported by metal ball feet for easy mobility. Each of the many poly fabric patterns offered meet the California Code 117 standards for flame resistance. List Price: $209.99–$239.99. Demco, 800-356-1200, www.demco.com

Sofa curves You’ll love how these unique Serpentine Sofas snake their way through and around your reading area to create interesting landscapes in your library. Chairs feature an upholstered spring back and seat for firm, lasting comfort. Hardwood frames are assembled with mortise-and-tenon joints for added support. Choose from solid or patterned poly fabrics, which meet California Code 117 standards for flame resistance. Each seat measures 34″h x 34″w x 46″d. List Price: $684.99–$769.99. Demco, 800-356-1200, www.demco.com

Read in peace The durable molded-polyethylene Offi Mod Lounger has a curved design for casual, laid-back reading sessions. Includes a built-in drainage system for outdoor use. Ultramodern design and bold colors. The wide seat is perfect for sharing a book or good story with a friend. Great for teen or tween spaces. List Price: $499.99. Demco, 800-356-1200, www.demco.com

Drop in Sculpted ABS plastic Zuo Drop Stools invite teens to “drop in” and have a seat. High-gloss enamel finishes Support up to 250 pounds. Lumen model has internal LED lighting that gives off a warm, colorful glow—you select the color via remote control (batteries and charger included). List Price: $249.99. Demco, 800-356-1200, www.demco.com

Form and function The Zuo S-shaped Stack Chair matches form to function. Sculpted, shatter-resistant plastic construction and a high-gloss finish. Stack up to eight chairs high; the seat measures 17½” high. List Price:$169.99. Demco, 800-356-1200, www.demco.com

Seat of play Add a whimsical element to your children’s space with the Phante Collection. The Zuo Phanteseat that has been designed to look like a young elephant. Everything from trunk to tail is included in this kids’ chair. Constructed with children’s play in mind, it’s made of durable, scratch-free polypropylene. This product is a perfect fit for the little readers at 16.5″ high and comes in a rainbow of colors. List Price:$129.99. Demco, 800-356-1200, www.demco.com


Easy pickup The new smartlocker™ reservation system by Bibliotheca is a modular system designed to offer library users a quick and easy way to retrieve their reserved library items from virtually any location. Used in conjunction with a library’s existing ILS, this new concept allows libraries to extend their services beyond the physical library and better reach members of the community by placing the system in locations such as community centers, office buildings, and stations that are more convenient to patrons. List Price: Call for price. Bibliotheca, 877-207-3127, www.bibliotheca.com


Amplify! AmpliVox’s Line Array Speakers provide clear, balanced sound amplification in a lightweight, compact package. Slim-profile speakers can be mounted horizontally or vertically to complement whiteboard presentations, video screens, or other applications. AmpliVox offers three options: a passive (nonpowered) extension speaker to supplement existing audio systems, an amplified speaker with a built-in 50-watt amp and Neutrik combo microphone connector, and an amplified 50-watt speaker with a 16-channel wireless microphone, either handheld or lapel style. Mounting brackets are included for rack or wall installations. List Price: Starting at $329. AmpliVox Sound Systems, 800-267-5486, www.ampli.com


Play and store Great storage units from Jonti-Craft convert to a Duplo® or Lego® play table. RooMeez® Pod Collections provide great storage space for play blocks or other toys. When it’s playtime, use the colorful pod topper to create a Duplo® or Lego® tabletop for block play. Overall dimensions 15″h x 23″w x 23″d, and each collection may be customized with choice of pod front and pod topper colors. Engraved letters for pod fronts available; call for details. List Price: $218. Brodart Library Supplies & Furnishings, 888-820-4377, www.shopbrodart.com


Lift it The Smith System Lift Desk is ideal for both teachers and students because it is easily adjustable based on height and lesson plan. For standing work in groups, or one-on-one help from an instructor, students can crank the work surface up to 49″ tall. For seated projects, they can lower the surface to 29″. The crank’s handle folds out of the way when not in use. The Lift Desk comes with a rectangular or oval work surface, and the laminate top is offered in ten colors, with 20 edge colors available to fit into the design scheme. List Price: $718 and up. Smith System, 800-328-1061, www.smithsystem.com

Reversible tops The 3branch Discovery table provides a wide range of activities for children. Each top is reversible, allowing for two different activity setups per table. Plenty of underside storage for activity-specific items and toys is available with easy access via the removable top or side cabinet doors. Table top surface options include smooth, Lego®, Duplo®, felt, and more. List Price: Call for price. 3branch, 877-899-9902, 3branch.com.

Table tango Use a single Palmieri Leaf Table as an individual workspace, or combine several tables to create a collaborative workspace environment in a round or wave configuration. Add optional ¼”-thick frosted acrylic dividers with or without wood frames or wood-framed, perforated-metal dividers to provide privacy in multiuser configurations. All units feature laminated furniture board tops with ¾” square, solid-wood edging. The 2½”-diameter, 16-gauge steel legs have sparkle silver powder-coat finishes. List Price: $1089.99–$1419.99.Demco, 800-356-1200, www.demco.com

Study spot The Teak Study Carrel is sturdy ¾” high-pressure laminate particleboard that can stand up to heavy use. The work surface is roomy enough to accommodate a monitor or laptop. Pull-out keyboard surface can accommodate left- or right-handed mouse users. Leveling guides included. Overall dimensions 32 2/3″w x 24½”d x 48″h. List Price: $257.94. Showcases, 800-240-1850, www.showcases1.com

Look it up Have you ever wanted to look up a book or magazine but can’t find a station to do it? With Demco’s Computer Access Stations sprinkled throughout your library, patrons will always have access to the collection at their fingertips. Customize your lookup station with fun colors or laminates, or coordinate wood finishes with existing library furniture for a seamless look. List Price: Call for price. Demco Interiors, 800-747-7561, www.demcointeriors.com

Fingertip tech Agati’s Elements Media with T1 Touchscreen Table offers technology at your fingertips in a comfortable, supportive group setting. Adaptable for groups of all sizes, use this semiprivate environment to accommodate today’s technology users. Add multiple user data options for unlimited collaboration. List Price:Call for price. Agati, 312-829-1977, www.agati.com


Security tag Bibliotheca’s new smartlabel™ 500 tag is designed to protect and deter the theft of high-value assets that exist within a library environment. Compatible with cross-vendor RFID systems, the smartlabel™ 500 extends your existing RFID investment. Highly visible and encased in a hard, durable shell, the RFID tag provides optimal security on items such as laptops, tablet devices, cameras, and camcorders and has been exclusively engineered to be used on items containing metal without compromising security or interfering with the item’s performance. List Price: Call for price. Bibliotheca, 877-207-3127, www.bibliotheca.com

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