What makes a BookSpace library so special?
At BookSpace we live and breathe primary school libraries. We take time to understand children and their reading psychology – the fears and pleasures associated with reading and the motivators that encourage children to pick up a book and read.
We have fed all of this thinking into our product design to ensure all of furniture is not only practical and functional but is also innovative and generates lots of excitement around the reading experience. Browse through these pages to discover why our shelving system is the most flexible on the market and check out our Special Reading Features to see how you can create a buzz around books and reading.
Top notch Installation
We’ve lost count of how many times Head Teachers have called us to praise our team of fitters “helpful”, “friendly”, “considerate” , “nothing was too much trouble” “I can’t recommend them high enough” – we’ve heard these words and phrases on so many occasions.
The safety of your children, staff and our onsite team is of paramount importance to BookSpace. When arranging your new library installation we take into account the location of your library and flow of people throughout the day. If your school library is in a busy corridor or reception area, for example, we are happy to install it, at no extra cost during the holiday period.
We like to arrive early so that we can unload before the children arrive at school. We will agree with you a safe place to park during and after the unload and we’ll also work out the best route through school to ensure that the process is as swift and safe as possible.
On arrival at your school our fitters will complete a Risk Assessment with you, identifying a safe system of work. All of our fitting team are DBS checked.
Our fitters are highly skilled, they never cut corners and their attention to detail is second to none, ensuring that all of the library shelving we install is finished to an exceptional standard. At the end of the day we tidy up and take away all the packaging to reuse, leaving you with nothing but a beautiful new library.
Manufactured in the UK using materials from renewable sources.
All seating is made using high-grade foam and covered with top-quality fabric which is wipe cleanable, urine proof, and fire retardant.
Shelving is edge-banded to withstand the knocks of everyday life in a busy school.
Shelving is made from laminated 18mm MDF. Many shelving systems are made from MFC (chipboard).
We use 18mm MDF to give you a higher quality that is proven to last longer.
Many shelving systems use cheaper MFC which as you can see doesn’t last.
The BookSpace Promise
From the design process through to the materials and construction, our focus is on providing durable and high-performance furniture which will last for many years.
All of our products are manufactured in the UK using timber from renewable sources. We use a significantly higher grade MDF than many school library shelving systems so they don’t buckle or bow. We edge-band our products so they withstand the knocks of everyday life in a busy classroom or library. Our on-shelf display units are made from high-grade strong acrylic.
All of our seating is covered with high grade foam and fabric which is wipe cleanable, urine proof, bleach-cleanable and fire retardant. All our freestanding Eggs and Button Seats have an internal wooden frame which provides maximum strength.
We are so confident in the quality of our materials and workmanship that our BookSpace libraries come with a 5-year warranty. We will repair or replace any product, part or component which fails under normal use.
The BookSpace shelving system has been tested by FIRA, the leading authority on furniture testing and conforms to British Standards BS 5873-4:1998 so you can be confident in the safety of our products.
All of our prices include standard delivery to mainland UK. Many library suppliers only carry the goods as far as the front door. At BookSpace we do everything for you and there are no hidden costs. When we arrive we unload carefully and take the furniture to the chosen area. We take away all the packaging and boxes which are re-used or recycled.
At BookSpace we work hard to minimise our impact on the environment.
- All products are manufactured in the UK
- All of our wooden units are manufactured using timber from renewable sources
- Wherever possible our packaging is reused as many times as possible and then sent for recycling
You don’t need to take our word for it, have a look at what our customers say about the school library designs we have created.