With significant changes taking place in how libraries are used, a well-designed, stimulating, and vibrant space is one of the most important things that a library can offer.
But how can we help?
Planning a new library while working in a busy environment can be a challenge so why not use our experience to make things a little easier. Not only will we ensure the best use of your space now, but our solutions also allow you to react to the ever-changing needs of your users.
Creative spaces help to encourage creative thought
Our aim is to use well-thought-out design to create the type of surrounding where users will want to spend time. Clever zoning, alongside effective use of nooks and crannies, can help to create an environment that is ideal for browsing and working. We use computer-aided design for our schematic drawings and can even offer 3D realisations to really lift our proposals from the page.
Explore our library range
We offer an extensive range of library furniture including shelving, loose furniture, study suites, Storywalls, display furniture and sensory accessories.
By maximising the appeal of the library and providing great functionality, we always look to create a wonderful first impression for your visitors. In our blog you can discover more about our leading innovative ranges and services all suitable for public libraries and educational, and learning establishments.
Library – Service Points
Our innovative Library Pods come in a wide range of materials, are highly space-efficient, and fully DDA compliant.
They have an option to include open shelves, lockable cash drawers, and cupboards depending on your requirements.
Alternatively, we can design a POD to your own specification.
We supply a vast range of counters & desks to cater to all tastes and budgets. Our extensive experience means we can provide a solution that meets your specific needs, either from our standard modular range or by creating something bespoke that we design specifically for you.
Our graphic solutions service enables the easy creation of vibrant themed, coordinated, or branded areas, unique to your library or resource centre.
Graphic images can be mounted on the wall, to the end of shelving bays, or to the front of a counter to liven up existing furniture or create a whole new look.
We can use local images or branding to create the most personal of solutions, alternatively, we are more than happy to find suitable images for you from our extensive image library.
Maximise the visual appeal and navigation in your library with effective signage and exciting graphics. We can offer standard and bespoke solutions.
Combined Office Interiors offers a complete library signage service, designed to complement new and existing library and learning spaces. Signage provides a unique opportunity to facilitate enhanced branding and improve the customer experience.
It is important to have bright, clear, and visually appealing signage while complying with all regulatory and DDA legislation. We make sure all this is considered when we propose a solution.
Create dynamic and colourful learning spaces with soft seating. Our carefully selected collection of soft seating includes sofas, chairs, and stools in a range of contemporary colours to make relaxing areas welcoming and fun.
Creating a stimulating and vibrant library space is key to helping children develop the learning strategies they need to become independent and lifelong learners. Having a dedicated children’s library or learning area encourages children to pick up books, and enjoyment of reading at an early age provides the building blocks for a child’s educational future.
Study & IT Furniture
At Combined Office Interiors, we understand that people like to work in different ways. Intuitive spaces to read, research and study are key. We offer an extensive range of traditional and contemporary furniture and desking specifically designed for libraries.
We provide a wide range of shelving, display, and archive solutions to cater to all types of learning spaces. Shelving is still one of the most important elements to choose for your new library, and we offer the ultimate selection to meet your needs.
We can provide a bespoke shelving service, meaning that we work closely with architects and designers to apply unique design treatment to any shelving and furniture project.
Get to know us better
Looking for inspiration? Why not take a look at some of our previous projects completed for other clients, hear about some of the challenges, view our photos of the finished libraries and read what our customers thought of our services.
We helped create a vibrant and engaging Library environment with effective book shelving, vibrant displays and furniture solutions to various zones within the library including:
- Children’s area including a bespoke Story Wall
- A welcome area including counter
- Service points
- Study & IT suite
- Book shelving
- Meeting hubs
Set in the heart of Marlow, the newly refurbished library boasts improved computer facilities, a bright and inviting children’s zone with themed seating and sensory StoryWall®, various heights of library shelving, alongside new meeting room, office, and staffroom furniture and equipment.
In partnership with you, we produce creative ideas that work, from the initial brief, through the consultancy, planning, and design process to the installation, ensuring your vision not only becomes a reality but is delivered on time and on budget.
If you are looking for ideas or inspiration for your library or would like to see what can be achieved with bespoke solutions, we can help.
Gallery – Creative library environments
Last Updated on May 12, 2023