Literature Organizers

Literature organizers feature shelves and compartments sized to hold stacks of paper or other literature, pamphlets, paperwork, or worksheets. These organizers are ideal for mailroom, office, and school use. They are also useful in reception area for information and other paperwork.


Drawer Organizer: A drawer organizer has a layout similar to paper organizers but with individual drawers instead of open-front letter-sized compartments. Drawer organizers are ideal for small supplies and similar organizing.

Letter Organizer: Letter organizers can be used in mailroom or office for sorting paperwork, printer and copy paper, or other letter and literature organizing. The individual paper slots can also be labeled on many letter organizers and used as mailboxes in a mailroom or office.

Letter Tray: Letter trays may be individual trays sized to hold 8-1/2" by 11" letter-sized papers, or letter organizers with multiple paper trays or shelves in a single unit.

Letter Tray
Letter Tray

Literature Rack: A literature rack provides compartments of pockets for organizing papers in a display-style stand design for use in office, library, or other setting. Some literature racks are designed for countertop or desktop placement while others are designed taller for floor use.

Mail Sorter: Mail sorters are designed for use in mailroom and office settings, with individual paper-sized compartments that usually accept labels. The label option allows the mail slots to be labeled for organizing or for use as mailboxes.

Mobile Organizer Cart: Mobile organizers have divided shelves and a durable frames set on casters. The shelf layout usually offers paper-sized compartments with adjustable sizing accommodated by pullout and removable trays. Many mobile organizers have compact size that allows them to fit underneath desk and table surfaces for convenient space-saving storage when not in use.

Modular Mail System: Modular Mail systems include mail sorters, base cabinets, riser shelves, and other elements that combine for customized arrangements to design a mailroom for specific locations and needs.


Adjustable Levelers: Levelers on the base of cabinets and storage units adjust to improve floor contact for wobble-free use.

Adjustable Literature Compartments: Literature and letter organizers with adjustable compartments have fixed vertical dividers that retain the segregated columns, and within each column, small shelves or tray supports adjust in preconfigured positions to customize the individual compartment sizes. These adjustable trays or shelves are also removable to increase compartment size and decrease the number of available compartments in the unit.

Adjustable Shelves: Adjustable shelves provide the option to customize shelf-height for storage that meets different needs. The shelves usually rest on shelf clips or in preconfigured shelf tracks for easy adjusting within the storage unit.

Base Cabinet: Base cabinets support mail sorters and other modular mail system elements for additional storage, work surface, and to raise the mail sorters off the floor for easier use.

Frosted Doors: Select styles of literature organizers come with two-door enclosure and frosted polycarbonate window panels framed with particleboard and finished to match the rest of the cabinet. The frosted doors conceal contents but provide slight visibility for a contemporary look.

Hardboard Shelves: Hardboard shelves are made of high-density fiberboard, HDF board, which is made using real wood fibers mixed with a resin or other adhesive bonding substance then pressed and formed into dense board panels for use in furniture and storage unit construction.

Label Lip: A label lip is a custom-sized edge or extension at the front of mail sorter or literature organizer shelves that accepts stick-on labels, handwritten or printed, for organizing the storage or sorting system.

Locking Casters: When storage units are set on casters, two of the casters usually contain locking mechanisms to stabilize and secure the cart for safe access and storage.

Rubber Feet: Rubber feet are found on the bottoms of most mail sorters and letter organizers to reduce unwanted movement when positioned on a desktop or floor.

Shelf Labels: Shelf labels come in different styles, ranging from attached label holders to self-adhesive labels that can be written on or printed for mailbox assignments or organizing.

Sliding Doors: Sliding doors overlap slightly for full access to one side or the other with a compact style suitable for smaller mailrooms and office spaces. The hinge-free style reduces damage to the cabinet and reduces risk of bumps and injury in busy settings.

Sliding Metal Dividers: Sliding metal dividers usually move laterally (side to side) within a structure to meet and support stored contents when the contents do not take up the entire storage unit or compartment. Sliding metal dividers often function like bookends or like the metal book supports on library shelving.

Construction Materials

Cam and Post Assembly: Organizers with cam and post assembly feature a series of predrilled holes on the ends of the panel components and near the ends, with larger holes for cam inserts and screw-sized holes for post inserts. The post-side of the organizer panels are combined with the cam-side panels and the cam is turned with a screwdriver or tool to lock the post in place.

Compressed Wood: Compressed wood generally indicates fiberboard or particleboard panel design. Compressed wood panels will be made using real wood, in the form of sawdust, wood chips, wood fibers, or other form, combined with a bonding substance to hold the wood products together. The mixture is formed and pressed to create dense panels that provide lasting support.

Environmentally Friendly Powder-Coat Finish: Steel components of literature organizers are often finished with environmentally friendly paint, treated or cured to create a powder-coat finish for lasting smooth, non-glossy style.

Laminate Finish: Laminate finish is applied in a multilayer process, with the top layer providing a durable, scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, colorful pattern, wood grain, or solid color design. The laminate bond is secured under heat and pressure to core panels, usually made of plywood, particleboard, or fiberboard. The edges of the panels are then finished with laminate or other edging to protect laminate seam and bond as well as complete the style for attractive design.

Literature Pockets: Literature pockets are fixed paper-sized holders built into a frame, door, stand, or other organizing system. Literature pockets may be angled for easy grab and go access, popular for display units and information brochures. Literature pockets are usually oriented in a vertical layout, as opposed to paper trays or letter trays that are usually flat or horizontal.

Medium Density Fiber Board: Medium-density fiberboard, or MDF board, is made from wood fibers mixed with a resin, wax, or other bonding substance. The mixture is pressed into board with density capable of supporting an average 30 to 60-pounds per cubic foot.

Melamine Finish: Melamine finish is similar to laminate, with a multilayer application process, but melamine uses fewer layers than high-pressure laminate. The durable melamine surface provides lasting color or design with damage-resistance protecting from scratches, stains, and other signs of use. The edges of melamine-finished surfaces are usually finished with matching melamine, PVC edging, or similar edge finish.

Oak Laminate Wood Top: Modular mail systems and sorters in select styles offer a worktop enhancement with wooden worktop finished in wood tone laminate designed to fit perfectly atop a mail sorter unit.

Particle Board: Particleboard is constructed from sawdust and wood chips, as well as other wood scraps, mixed with a bonding adhesive and formed into panels. The panels offer uniform thickness and strength with a durable design for extended use.

Polycarbonate Door Panels: Polycarbonate door panels are made of a durable thermoplastic polymer, creating window-like panels with shatter-resistant design. The polycarbonate door panels are usually framed with wood or wood products finished to match the rest of the storage unit and the windows can be clear, frosted, textured, or otherwise patterned to suit the overall design.

Polystyrene Construction: Polystyrene is a durable plastic polymer used for a wide variety of products. The finished design is relatively shatter-resistant and offers lasting color and support.

Positive-Close Hinges: Positive close hinges protect the structural frame and connections of the cabinet or shelving system by catching the door before it slams into place. Instead, the hinges slowly return the door to the closed position and help maintain closed doors for quality use.

Steel Riser Base: Riser base made of steel is available for select mail sorter units, designed to lift the mail sorter off the floor or work surface for greater accessibility.

Vertical and Horizontal Compartments: Vertical compartments have a tall, narrow layout for standing folders, mail, or literature and paperwork. Horizontal compartments have shallow, wide layout for laying papers and folders flat. Some literature organizers contain both, horizontal and vertical compartments.


Finished Back: Finished backs on literature organizers imply that the unit can be placed anywhere, with full view from any angle. The all-around, completely finished design is generally preferred for units placed in open spaces or on desks and countertops.

Matching Edge: Matching edge generally implies the edges of laminate- or melamine-finished products have laminate or melamine finish that matches the surfaces.

Stackable Organizers: Mail sorters and literature organizers in select styles accommodate stacking. Stackable organizers fit together for safe stacked positioning and the different styles specify the maximum number of stacked units possible for that design.

Stackable Organizers
Stackable Organizers

Thumb Cutouts: Mail sorters often contain thumb-cuts or cutouts, centered on the front edge of the supporting shelf. These cutouts provide easier access to documents and mail, allowing users to grab and pull the contents with greater ease.