With over 15 years of experience in large sale library moves, we truly understand the complexities and requirements of library relocations. Our library floor planning knowledge, ability to ‘stage’ collections, and sequential packing and interfiling experience means we can comfortably work within critical library moving timeframes. We are skilled at moving general, specialty and heritage collections and can safely move the most delicate and fragile items. Our large volume of high-quality purpose-built library trolleys provide all items with a secure home during transit to protect them from theft, damage and the elements. Our custom trolleys make sequential packing and accurate re-shelving simple. Years of practical experience and project supervision ensures minimal library downtime and a smooth, stress-free transition.
ABR Library Relocation Services
The capacity of our equipment, as well as our staging methods, means picking and packing can easily be done sequentially. It allows interfiling to be combined with disassembly and reassembly of shelving. Whether moving an existing library or establishing new collections, we have the skills and equipment to deliver well-managed and successful moves. Our experience with moving and assembling a diverse range of shelving systems allows us to quickly re-establish collections at their new location. We have a proven track record of safely and efficiently moving large library collections, for clients like Docklands Library, Bendigo Library, CSIRO Clayton and Belmont libraries, Geelong Library, Melton Library, Boyd Library Southbank, Monash University Parkville and Caulfield libraries and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Science Library.
Sequential Packing and Interfiling
- Our experienced staff are well versed in maintaining strict sequential ordering for library collections during the Library Move process. Our specialised library relocation equipment means easy tracking and identification of collections during transit and in preparation for re-shelving. We are experts at creating temporary storage collections and facilitating transfers to other locations. Our team is skilled at library interfiling, including organising the shelf planning to accommodate varying category volumes from each collection. Talk to us today for a demonstration on how we can assist you with your next Library Move.
Specialised Library Removal Equipment
- Our specialised custom-built Library Mover trolleys with adjustable shelves allow for fast sequential packing and book protection. After packing and labelling, the library trolleys are securely wrapped to protect them from moisture, movement during transit, and theft. Our fleet of purpose-built trucks come with custom strapping systems to secure trolleys, provides added protection, and ensure there is no damage to books whilst in transit. We have a large volume of specialised equipment, allowing us to relocate entire library collections to a new location or for storage in our modern custom-built warehouse facility.
All Types of Library Moves
- School / College library
- Academic library
- Public library
- University library
- Heritage / Historical / Rare library
- Research library
- Medical library
Library Moving Services
- Sequential packing
- Filing / Interfiling
- Collection audits
- Collection cleaning
- Collection storage
- Library floor planning
- New library setup
Bendigo Library - A Case Study
When the City of Bendigo needed to relocate the Bendigo Library from its temporary location to the newly refurbished library, they looked to ABR Relocations to ensure a smooth, efficient and accurate move. ABR was responsible for relocating 3,020 lineal metres of library collection. Our work had to be flexible as we worked in conjunction with building contractors who were on site to complete the final touches to the building. Even so, ABR completed the relocation three days earlier than planned because of dedicated staff working long hours throughout the hottest week Bendigo had experienced for many years. ABR’s library relocation expertise comes from years working with local, educational and research libraries to safely and accurately move their collections. We are Melbourne’s specialised library relocation service provider.
“The City of Greater Bendigo engaged ABR Relocations after an exhaustive selection process…based on recommendations by other libraries, Public Records of Victoria, economic value and the ability to perform the relocation within our time frame.” Jim Weymouth – Project Manager – City of Greater Bendigo