Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Moving ranges of books in libraries

Did you ever wonder how they move entire ranges of books in a library without having to unload all of the books and take the shelves apart? For instance when a library is redecorated and new carpet is installed? It's pretty cool. They have wheeled lifts that actually raise the shelves, stabilze them and make them mobile! We're installing new carpeting in my library and that's exactly what's happening. Here are some photos to give you a better idea...

The orange carpet is old, the blue is new.

The lift has arms that fit through the shelves about midway from bottom to top.

Of course sometimes things don't go as planned.

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