Nowhere is the need for modularity more pressing than in library shelving. Collections are constantly changing. Storage, if it is to be of good value, must adapt quickly and easily. Enter Bretford shelving options. A pin-style system allows staff to make quick changes to configurations while keeping units tamper proof. New shelving need not be purchased when different configurations can be created on the fly from existing components.
Bretford offers a wide variety of technical and display furniture for special areas of your library. Our display furnishings complete your library by providing space to showcase all your featured items. Whether you’re merchandising new books, storing big books or making atlases and dictionaries accessible, you’ll find just what you need.
A table is more than a flat surface. It's a place where discussions arise and ideas are shared. It’s where people come together to work, make decisions and learn from one another. Bretford has a breadth of tables for libraries and student commons that are designed to support collaboration, encourage productivity and incorporate evolving technology. From study groups to training sessions to coffee breaks, we have tables in a variety of sizes, shapes and finishes to fit any library application.
Bretford makes library study and reference easy with study, computer and patron access carrels. Adding power allows users to easily connect their computers and other types of media. Our computer carrels allow for the addition of power and data in a secured setting. And our size and style options help you make your library the ideal study location.
The circulation desk is the hub of the library or student commons space. More than just a space to check in and out materials, it is where students go with questions, where transactions are made, where equipment is loaned. It is also the staff workspace and serves as their point of contact with patrons and as a place to get their work complete.
Very few rooms are complete without a seating option. Think about it. There is a place to sit almost anywhere you go. Whether for a place to rest or an area to work, comfortable seating is essential. Libraries are no exception. For informal conversations, training or studying, Bretford has the seating to suit your space.
Bretford has an extensive line-up of book trucks that are versatile, mobile, functional, and reliable. Many of our models are shippable via UPS so delivery is trouble-free. A variety of shelf sizes, color options, and rolling/locking casters, plus a 12-year warranty ensure that you get a dependable solution for your library. It's utility on wheels.
A display. A storage space. A transportation piece. Your most valuable materials and technology equipment have a place of their own in our carts. Pieces are mobile and come in multiple configurations with adjustable shelves, lockable cabinets, and sturdy construction. You depend on technology to get things done. Rely on Bretford for safe solutions.
Desks and Presenters
Orchestrating today's high-technology learning environments requires librarians to manage much more than students. They’re adding new forms of media, collaboration, and discussion to their responsibilities. Bretford provides presenters that help instructors guide, coordinate and lead interactive classrooms, media spaces, and student commons.
Boards and Privacy Screens
Sometimes it's the simplest solution that provides the greatest results. With double-sided boards that attach to library walls or easily roll around the room, your patrons’ presentations can be supported from every angle. By adding flexible, lightweight privacy screens, you can create an environment that's free from distraction without sacrificing the space for collaboration and communication.
Bretford mounts work to improve your patrons’ media viewing experience. They offer flexible support for all your library’s technology. Whether it's on the ceiling or the wall, flat panel monitors and projectors can tilt, extent, and rotate. They’re easy to install and help you make the best use of your space.
Allow your tables, carrels and circulation desks to reach their full potential by outfitting them with all the technology support you need. Adding power is made simple with electrical components by Bretford. Multiple outlets and surge and overload protection ensure a flexible, safe use of power in any library space. Whether your looking for a simple power strip to plug into an outlet or are interested in a more permanent hardwired solution, you’ll find what you need to help your patrons get the most out of their library experience.