Today’s libraries are changing. As many make room in existing buildings for collaborative spaces, cafes and cafeterias, and lecture halls, libraries around the world are facing a similar challenge—how to squeeze a large amount of irreplaceable book collections, records, and manuscripts into a decreasing amount of storage space. It’s not just libraries that are feeling a space crunch. Off-site book depositories, archival record centers, museums, and even evidence storage centers in police departments are grappling with more items and less space. Designed specifically to provide off-site shelving solutions for storing boxes, books, and other materials, the XTend Mobile High-Bay Shelving system provides optimal space efficiency while also providing increased protection and accessibility.
Moving books, journals, archive boxes, and even evidence to an off-site storage facility can free up space in your existing building. When they acquired a historic brownstone to use as an archival storage facility, we worked with the staff of Philadelphia’s Chemical Heritage Foundation as well as the project’s architect to install a combination of static and mobile X-Tend Mobile High Bay Storage Systems to maximize the extremely narrow width of the building. The system allowed the Foundation to bring their entire archival collection into the new building—eliminating the need for the space they were renting in an off-site environmentally controlled facility in Delaware and, by extension, the two-day turnaround time for researchers to obtain archival materials.
The X-Tend Static High-Bay Shelving system offers:
An X-Tend mobile off site shelving solution gives you the same storage capacity as a static High-Bay storage system in less space—or more capacity in the same space.
Both High-Bay off site shelving solutions give you: