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.
"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
ABR was responsible for relocating 3,020 lineal metres of library collection and had to be flexible as we worked in conjunction with building contractors who were still on site completing the final touches to the building. Even when faced with this challenge ABR completed the relocation three days earlier than planned due to the long hours staff were prepared to work during the hottest week Bendigo had experienced for many years.
ABR Relocations’ library relocation expertise comes from years working with local, educational and research libraries to safely and accurately move their collections. We understand the particular requirements and challenges involved in relocating a library. We have the specific knowledge and equipment to ensure any library relocation project whether large or small is completed quickly, accurately and with a minimum of fuss.
Recent library moves include 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 along with many secondary school libraries.
Proven Track Record with Library Moves
ABR Relocations has over 15 years experience in large scale library moves with some staff having more than 20 years experience. Clients include University, Academic, Research and Public libraries throughout Australia.
Our practical moving know-how combined with our deep understanding of library collections means that we can plan for and efficiently execute the most complicated library move. We know how to make the library relocation process a positive and rewarding experience.
With our experience and proven library moving methodologies we are able to achieve the tightest timeframes even with the delays often experienced with new libraries. Our library floor planning experience, operational capacity to ‘stage’ collections and sequential packing/interfiling experience means we can comfortably achieve critical library moving timeframes even in the most difficult circumstances.
ABR Relocations’ experience with general, specialty and heritage collections means we know how to safely move the most delicate and fragile items through to large and unique items. Our experience with moving and reassembling a diverse range of library shelving systems means we can quickly re-establish collections at their new location.
Specialised library removal equipment
ABR Relocations has specialised, custom built Library Mover trolleys with adjustable shelves which allow for fast sequential packing and excellent protection for library books. After packing and labelling, the library trolleys are security wrapped to protect them from moisture, movement during transit and theft. Our fleet of purpose built trucks with custom strapping system to secure trolleys provides added protection during the library move and ensures there is no damage to library books whilst in transit.
Library shelving, furniture and equipment are moved using custom-designed trolleys and moving methodologies that ensure efficient and safe relocation of items. Our experience, focus on safe handling and volume of specialised moving equipment means that your important and valuable assets are moved expertly and securely.
The volume of high-quality specialised equipment that ABR Relocations owns means that we have the capacity to relocate entire library collections to new premises or storage depending on your relocation requirements. Our modern warehouse facility and custom-built library storage trolleys we can provide safe and secure library storage services.
Sequential Packing / Interfiling
We have experienced staff who 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.
When packing up a library we are experts at picking items to create temporary storage collections or for transfer to other locations.
When re-establishing libraries we are highly experienced at library interfiling from different collections including shelf planning to accommodate the varying category volumes from each collection.
We are the Australia’s national expert library movers. Talk to ABR Relocations today for a demonstration on how we can assist you with your next Library Move.
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