Functional, flexible library

Resource Furniture has helped to transform Woodcroft College's library into a vibrant, well-used learning hub.

Recently, Resource Furniture worked with Woodcroft College on the fit out of a new library, in partnership with architects Swanbury Penglase.

“We have worked with Swanbury Penglase on other school library projects and provided a similar service which included assisting with working with the book collections and space planning,” Annabel Parletta from Resource Furniture said.

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Mobile shelving was chosen to run through the centre of the library, providing flexibility for the space now, and into the future. Custom height shelving was also created, to allow a clear line of sight through the library and to ensure windows were not obstructed.

“The design itself was fairly straight forward, but the architects did request that the tops of the shelving units had radius corner tops to add a different feature to the units. This created a bespoke aesthetic to the final library design,” Ms Parletta said.

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Woodcroft College Junior School Librarian, Michelle Guy, said after shelving was chosen, the school talked with Resource Furniture to fine tune placement of shelving. Where possible, shelving was adjusted to ensure the entire collection would fit.

“We have had a very positive response to the library fit out from both staff and students,” Ms Guy said. “The books fit nicely on the shelves and contrast well against the light shelving, making them easy to locate.  The colours chosen also work well in our library space. A favourite place in the library is the reading corner. Students love to sit here and read at lunchtime. Games are also popular in this space — there are drawers underneath where we can store these.”

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