Trinity University, located in San Antonio, TX, is one of the nationâ€™s top private undergraduate institutions and draws students from across the country and the world. It is said that Trinity's Coates Library has approximately 1 million volumes plus instructional media services that include a multimedia development center and an information commons.
The Trinity University Elizabeth Huth Coates Library was continuously evolving; as a result, its library shelving became an important concern. Consequently, the library was facing major space problems, as their existing shelving was used to full capacity. â€œBefore purchasing our powered (electrical) high-density mobile storage system, our growing volume of library Government Document collection was stored on static shelving,â€? said Jason L. Hardin, manager of access services.
With a growing volume of educational documentation, the Elizabeth Huth Coates Library was searching for an economic way to maximize its existing library space and incorporate the existing shelving into a high-density mobile solution. â€œWhen Trinity University was searching to purchase a high-density mobile storage system for the Elizabeth Huth Coates Library, safety and security features were important concerns during the buying process,â€? explained Hardin. â€œIn addition, vendor reputation was a key element for selecting a storage system manufacturer.â€?
To help Trinity University improve its organization and optimize its library space, the Elizabeth Huth Coates Library incorporated its existing library shelving into Montelâ€™s unique electrical Mobilex high-density mobile systems. By utilizing mobile shelving, the new electrical Mobilex systems occupied 62 percent of the previous library shelvingâ€™s space, which added an additional 520 square feet of space for needed library services and functions. â€œMontelâ€™s electrical high-density mobile storage system improved the Elizabeth Huth Coates Libraryâ€™s storage organization and made better use of space for different academic research activities in the library for the students and personnel,â€? said Hardin.
Montel installed its state-of-the-art electrical Mobilex high-density mobile system with the following configurations:
- Montel Aetnastak cantilever library shelving.
- Motion detectors that sense any movement of the patron in an open aisle.
- Floor-level infrared safety sweep.
- Aisle entrance monitoring counter devise.
â€œMontelâ€™s electrical high-density mobile storage system was very effective in consolidating storage of our library Government Document collection. We have no complaints for difficulty of usage of the system,â€? mentioned Hardin. â€œThe features we like the most from our Montel storage system are the functionality and user-friendly operations.â€?
Established in 1924, Montel Inc. is the pioneer of high-density mobile shelving storage system solutions in North America. Manufacturer of products for corporate, institutional, library, museum, healthcare, government, healthcare, industrial, and retail applications, Montelâ€™s achievements include some of the most prestigious projects in North America and around the world. The company serves clients through a network of authorized dealers throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. To learn more about Montel, visit (www.montel.com). For a no-obligation space storage analysis, contact Montel at (877) 935-0236 or ([email protected]).