Split University Library is the central library of the university, a scientific and teaching institution with a research specialism in scientific study. Officially instituted in 1974, the university has grown rapidly and now caters for a student population of approximately 24,000. When the university built a library as part of its new campus completed in 2012, Bruynzeel was chosen to supply library storage to house part of the university’s archive, containing around 400,000 books including a rich collection of rare and valuable books, maps and atlases, illustrations and music. The library’s primary goal is to act as a repository for material required by the faculties located in Split, and to make them available to students, academics and the public. A special focus of the university library has been developing its collection related to is local region. It contains different materials about Split and the surrounding area, and one of its key objectives is the preservation of regional literary heritage.
The solution The library specified a mobile storage system to take full advantage of available storage space. The simplicity of the electronically controlled shelving supplied by Bruynzeel allows students and staff to use the mobile storage system to access all stock easily, while maximising available space for study areas.