Counter-Height Reference 'Desks'

Shelving doubles as work surface in a university library

When this university built a new library and learning center, the planning team wanted to provide researchers with convenient “desks” among the reference stacks. But to save space, they wanted to avoid the need for tables and chairs in the area.The local Spacesaver consultant worked with the university and the project architect to design a solution that:

  • Serves a useful function

  • Saves space

  • Integrates with the library’s interior design

Counter height reference desk

Counter height reference desk

By specifying counter-height cantilever shelving and casework that coordinates with other design elements throughout the library, the consultant created built-in “stand-up desks.”