Modern shelving, timeless character

Modern shelving, timeless character
Wood-clad steel shelving in the Library of Congress

Library furnishings need to meet modern expectations, even when they’re located in historic buildings. That was the case in this reading room in the Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress.

Materials stored in the room are changed out frequently, so the librarians wanted the convenient adjustability of steel shelving. They also wanted the shelving to blend in with the room’s historic character, so they worked with their local Spacesaver consultant and with Spacesaver’s Joint Projects team to design a solution.