Library Relocation Service

Bendigo Library

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

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Library Moving Services:

  • Sequential packing
  • Filing / Interfiling
  • Collection audits
  • Collection cleaning
  • Collection storage
  • Library floor planning
  • New library setup
  • Cataloguing


  • Amplifier

    ABR Relocations recently moved our company into new offices and the process was easy, problem-free and within a welcomed (and earlier than expected) timeframe. The staff were professional and friendly, the tapeless boxes were very convenient and overall, the relocation was painless for all staff. Thank you!

    Cathy Fowler – Office Manager
  • City of Greater Bendigo

    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
  • Dahlsens Building Centres

    We recently contracted ABR to move our offices from Malvern East to Notting Hill. The price quoted was fair but more importantly the service was very good and the workers were friendly and obliging. ABR has delivered everything they promised and went out of their way to deliver the little extras we forgot. We highly recommend ABR to anyone needing to move.

    John Dahlsen, Chairman – JC Dahlsen PTY LTD
  • Department Of Human Services

    I was very impressed with the Tapeless Boxes™ that you use and they certainly are very durable, easy to pack, unpack and move around.They were the most polite & helpful removalists, that I, and others who were on site at the start of the move, have come across. The way in which you moved computers and equipment, and padded the door and stairways was very impressive and I believe with the information you provided us prior to the move enabled it all to go very well.

    Lorraine Hamilton, Office Manager
  • Marks & Clerk Australia

    We recently had occasion to use ABR Relocations following a relocation of the office. They were impressive from the outset. ABR were more than happy to coordinate the move with not only our staff, but also the company in charge of the fit out of our new office. On the day of the move they were a pleasure to work with and had a "can do" attitude. They also worked over the weekend to ensure that we would have a fresh start in our new office in the next week. Following the move ABR continued to assist us with a number of matters. Overall the whole removal process was made easy by the efficiency of ABR's staff and moving guide. We would not hesitate at all to recommend ABR for any removal needs.

    Glen Littlejohn, Office Manager
  • Monash University

    Can I please pass on our thanks to your team for the great job done in our move today in the VC’s office, which was absolutely seamless. Vanessa and I were impressed by the fact that despite it being in the middle of a working day, your team managed to get it done without any interruption to our work.

    Damien Farrell, Director – Government and External Relations
  • Motion & Control - NSK

    I am pleased to recommend the company, ABR Relocations.
    Shifting 2500 pallets of bulk stock and 10,000 boxes of stock from our 2 storey mezzanine structure was always going to be logistically challenging when coordinating with another contractor responsible for the disassemble and re-assembly of the existing racking system. With constant questioning from the ABR team, our confidence in their ability to get the job done was justified. Job completed in 15 days. Well done.

    Bruce Lees – Marketing and Sales Support Manager
  • Singleton Ogilvy & Mather

    With a merger there are so many variables and so many things that can go amiss, so many little details that need to be addressed and thought through. We needed a relocation company that covered all these areas and more. You came up trumps! From the very first contact your courteous and co-operative manner and style shone through, to the well thought out move and eventual relocation, your efficiency was second to none.

    Roger Clifton, Senior Management Partner
  • Tattersalls

    Your staff were the most co-operative I have had the pleasure of working with during many relocations undertaken by Tattersalls. The innovative methods employed by your company, certainly contributed to our staff having a minimum of loss of production. No computer equipment or property was damaged during the move, which I am sure was due to your methods. Due to the quality of services, your company has been appointed as Tattersalls’ preferred supplier for any future relocation work.

    Baxter Henderson, Purchasing & Property Manager
  • Tattersalls

    I think the most rewarding sight I have seen for a while was on the Monday morning following the first move.Seeing the whole office complex set up as if the occupants had been in residence the previous Friday, and then watching people starting work with intact desks and filing cabinets, phone and computers within half an hour of arriving at work.This is not only a big productivity issue, but also a big morale booster for all the staff involved. Busy, properly motivated people become quite annoyed when they have to perform unproductive tasks.The ABR methods reduced this to an absolute minimum.

    John Hoey, Project Manager
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