SHENZHEN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LIBRARY

The Shenzhen Science and Technology library is the first library with dual functions; a public and an academic library. The library is shared by graduate schools from four universities: Peking University, Tsinghua University, Harbin Institute of Technology and Nankai University. It is also open to the local residents. Its mission “All for the people, for all the people” aims to serve local students and faculty members, corporate researchers and Shenzhen residents.

About 10 years ago the Shenzhen Science and Technology Library designed their library with static library shelving. However, due to the growing collection along the years, there was a lack of storage capacity. Therefore it was decided to increase book storage by optimising space and maximizing storage capacity. The storage system also needed to be of high quality to minimise issues and offer a long product lifetime.

Bruynzeel Storage Systems designed storage solutions for Shenzhen Science and Technology Library where their static library shelving were replaced by mobile library shelving. Two Compactus® Dynamic II XTR were installed with over 11 km of shelving! This made possible the doubling of the capacity and storage of the library’s growing collection of books.