Helping a library create a safe and flexible space.
The Seattle Public Library’s unique architectural design is visually stunning, but one seemingly simple task — changing light bulbs — was extremely difficult to accomplish in the library’s soaring atrium area. The sockets are 50 feet above the floor, so the library’s management team realized that they would need to purchase a custom-built lift to reach them. They would also need to move the book stacks in order to maneuver the lift into position.
Given that this task would need to be performed every year or two over the life of the facility, operations staff did not want to unload and re-load all the books every time. Their local Spacesaver representative worked with library staff and Spacesaver’s engineers to design a solution.