Library Shelving


Adder/Add-On Unit: Adder or add-on units are library shelving units that cannot function as standalone products but rather join with the coordinating starter units to form customized shelving layouts with the option to expand as needed.

Atlas Stand/Atlas Display: Atlas stand and atlas display units are made to support larger atlas books with shelves set on drawer-slides to allow pullout viewing and access. The top of the stand is typically angled, resembling a lectern or podium top, with bookstop along the bottom edge to hold atlas in place.

Book Browser: Book browser units are made to hold new release books and new library editions or showcase books of the month or other items in an easily accessible bin-style configuration. Wire dividers may be incorporated in the design for flat shelf book browser components to hold books upright for viewing and access.

Book Display: Book display units are usually bin-style book storage products for arranging new releases, showcased collections, media, or children’s books for access from all sides in an open-floor setting.

Book Return Unit: Book return units are counter-style library components used to collect returned books for future sorting, organizing, and returning to shelves.

Closed Storage: Closed storage refers to bookcase and library shelving units that contain shelves concealed within a cabinet-style enclosure, usually with two hinged doors enclosing the front.

Corner Bookcase: Corner bookcase units are designed to fit in the corner of a room or to form the corner of an L-shaped bookcase configuration. The back angle forms 90° and the front is open with either open sides of panel sides, depending on the design. Panel sides are made to line up with corresponding side panels of larger bookcase units for a full library arrangement.

Dictionary Stand: Dictionary stands are made to support the larger full-sized dictionaries, with an angled top platform surface enhanced by a bookstop edge along the bottom edge of the top surface to hold the heavy dictionary in place.

Double-Face Shelving: Double-face shelving is bookcase or library shelving in a single frame with two sets of vertically arranged bookshelves, accessible from the front or the backside of the frame allowing a double-sided storage setup. The center is divided to form the two outward-facing sides, with bookstops or a centered back panel to separate the double-faced shelving.

Enclosed Bookcase Unit: An enclosed bookcase unit is a bookcase completely contained by hinged doors at the front. The doors may be solid or framed glass doors for completely concealed or visible storage use.

End-of-Range Display Unit: End of-range display units are typically angled, tiered shelves for displaying new releases or select books and media at the end of an arrangement of library shelving units and bookcases.

Library Display Unit: Library display units are made to display books, book collections, and other media in a library setting.

Magazine Rack/Magazine Display: Magazine racks and magazine displays help store and organize magazines and journal publications in an upright position for front cover viewing. The displays are usually arranged in angled tiers for maximum capacity storage and visibility of all unique titles.

Mobile Shelving Bookcase: Mobile shelving bookcase units are bookcases with open-front shelves set on casters for an easy push or pull mobility. These mobile shelving units are used for display, book return, school summer reading, and other library needs.

Newspaper Display Rod: Newspaper display rods are typically wooden rods that support newspapers, placed over the rods with the fold resting on the rod for stability.

Newspaper Rack: Newspaper rack library units are designed to support newspapers on coordinating newspaper rods for easy access and display of current or daily editions.

Newspaper Stand: Newspaper stands are designed to accommodate the newspaper rods and display newspapers in a table-like stand configuration.

Open Storage: Open storage refers to bookcase and library shelving units with open shelves.

Paperback Display: Paperback display units offer standing storage, organizing, and access to trade paperback books, with customized shelves to allow the paperbacks to stand with spines facing outward for organizing. Select paperback display units spin or rotate on a supportive base for all-around accessibility.

Picture Book Shelving: Picture book shelving is a type of library shelving used to store and display picture books in a children’s room or school library setting. The shelves are usually designed with taller clearance to accommodate larger picture books and wire book dividers may be used to support books in standing positions when the shelves are not full.

Quarter Round Bookcase: The quarter round bookcase has a rounded front open edge and a 90° back corner angle, creating the look of one-quarter of a circular shelving unit if viewed from above.

Revolving Dictionary Stand: Revolving dictionary displays are typically made to rest on a table or countertop, with a spinning stand supporting an angled platform surface. The bottom edge of the platform surface will have a bookstop to support the dictionary or other book on the angled platform, and the spinning motion accommodates shared access from all sides.

Single-Face Shelving: Single-face shelving is library shelving with one front-facing side and a single series of shelves to accommodate books. The back may be open or closed by a back panel, or enhanced with bookstops behind each shelf section.

Spinner Display Unit: Spinner display units are bookcase products with four sides in a square-style arrangement allowing access to shelves from all directions. Spinner displays are used in open-floor settings, often for paperback books and similar media.

Starter Unit: Starter units are library shelving units that can standalone or accommodate add-on units for larger shelving needs.

90° Radius Corner Shelving: The 90° radius corner shelving units are designed to fit in the corner of a room or form the end of a shelving arrangement, with a 90° back corner and a curved or radius outward-facing edge. The concept resembles one quarter of a circular unit when viewed from above.

90° Angled Corner Unit: The 90° angled corner unit has a 90° back corner angle for fitting in the corner of a room or making up the end of a shelving display set. The outward-facing edge is cut flat for a triangular shape when viewed from above.

Adder/ Add-On Shelving Unit
Adder/ Add-On Unit

Book Browser
Book Browser

Corner Bookcase
Corner Bookcase

Book Return Unit
Book Return Unit

Dictionary Stand
Dictionary Stand

End-of-Range Display Unit
End-of-Range Display Unit


Adjustable Shelves: Adjustable shelves are shelves within a bookcase or library shelving unit that accommodate a range of possible positions, supported by a series of predrilled holes on the inner sides of the frame for use with shelf pins, pegs, or other support elements. Adjustable shelves allow the user to customize the bookshelf height to suit larger or smaller books and media.

Fixed Shelves: Fixed shelves are base or other permanently placed shelves in a bookcase or library shelving unit that provide stability to the frame and support for heavier books without the option to move or adjust as needed.

Grommets: Grommets are holes placed in strategic spots on shelving units or library furniture products to allow wire pass-through and neater technology setup.

Leveling Glides: Leveling glides are self-adjusting or adjustable pieces at the base of a library shelving unit frame or bookcase that increase contact with the floor on uneven surfaces to stabilize, level, and support the bookcase unit for wobble-free use.

Steel Back Stops: Steel back stops are steel pieces running along the backs of bookcase and shelving units, designed to stop books from falling off the back side. These back stops are typically finished in paint or enamel for lasting protected design.

Steel Shelves: Steel shelves are library shelves made of steel, with finished or rolled edges to conceal any rough spots, and usually finished with paint or enamel for a lasting durable design.

Toe Board: A toe board is a protective panel at the base of a library bookcase or shelving unit, enclosing or concealing the base and adding to the finished look.

Wire Dividers: Wire dividers are optional or removable book supports for select bookcase and shelving models, usually made of steel and finished with paint or enamel for protective design. The wire dividers can support books for standing positions on under-filled shelves or separate sets of books for specific organizing.

Wood Shelves: Wood shelves are library shelves made of solid wood panels, finished with classic-style wood stain, wood veneers, and/or protective topcoats.

Mobile Shelving Bookcase
Mobile Shelving Bookcase

Construction Materials

Adjustable Shelf Increments: Adjustable shelf increments are the spaces between the predrilled holes that support the adjustable shelves at different positions within the bookcase or shelving unit frame. The increments are the measure between predrilled holes, allowing shelves to be adjusted at even intervals within the frame.

Base Trim: Base trim is a decorative or enhanced base design that is usually made of solid wood and can be smooth, rounded, or carved for decorative effect.

Environmentally Friendly Powder-Coat Finish: Environmentally friendly powder-coat finish is a powder-coating finish made of paint and designed to protect from scratches and use. The finishing process is eco-friendly, using a non-liquid paint finish, and the cured finish is typically scratch-resistant. Eco-friendly powder-coat paint is often used on steel components for lasting appearance and protection.

Finished Back Panel: A finished back panel is typically a wood or wood product panel finished on both sides, allowing the bookcase to be placed anywhere with backside concealed or visible.

Laminate Finish: Laminate finish consists of several layers of bonded finish providing durable protection and style to library shelving components. The top finish is available in an unlimited array of colors and styles with options available for select models, and the laminate is damage-resistant and easy to clean for lasting appearance.

Melamine Finish: Melamine finish is similar to laminate finish, using fewer layers but offering a durable easy-clean surface finish in a wide selection of colors that vary depending on the furniture or library shelving collection.

Optional Flush Cuts: Optional flush cuts refer to the option to have the bookcase or shelving unit designed without side trim or mouldings, allowing the side panels to have a flush or smooth surface for easier side-by-side grouping.

PVC Edge Banding: PVC edge banding is a PVC plastic strip or band, custom-sized to fit the edges of library shelving panels in select collections, concealing raw edges and the seam where the core panel and laminate or melamine finish are bonded. PVC edges are typically impact-resistant for comfortable style and lasting support.

Solid Hardwood Frame: A solid hardwood frame refers to a library bookcase or shelving system made of solid wood panels, finished in wood stain or wood veneers. These frames are made of natural solid wood panels, not particleboard, MDF core, firberboard, or other wood product.

Valance Trim: Valence trim is a wood panel or decorative addition along the top of a bookcase or library shelving unit. The valence trim may be optional on select product lines, with choices available for the decorative style.

Wood Finish: Wood finish refers to wood stain and topcoats that decorate, protect, and enhance wood furniture, bookcases, and library shelving units.

Newspaper Rack
Newspaper Rack

Quarter Round Bookcase
Quarter Round Bookcase

Library Shelving Starter Unit
Starter Unit


Weight Capacity: Weight capacity can be listed per shelf or per unit, with the value indicating the maximum safe load capacity of that shelf or unit, with weight distributed evenly. If the maximum weight capacity is exceeded, the warranty may be void and the shelf or bookcase may suffer damage.

Wire Management: Wire management is built into many library shelving products, allowing wires to pass through solid side, back, top, or shelf panels for cable access and power cord reach. Enhanced wire management systems can include storage bins, wire channels, and other organized wire management designs.