Library Accessories & Display Items

These are just some of the library accessories, display, and specialty items that are available from Academic Furnishings, LLC. Many of these items can be customized to meet your needs. If you don't see exactly what you're looking for, please contact us.

Contact your fellow librarians and combine your orders! The more we order, the more we save – volume discounts, decreased shipping per unit, and combined deliveries can all apply.


Book Supports

Estey steel book supportsAll Book Supports are NOT created equal. Many Book Supports are made of plastic or thin gauge metal and can't live up to their name by providing support. Estey's Steel Book Supports are constructed of heavier gauge steel that will stand up to your books where others will fail. They are also 'Findable', meaning they have a flange that not only adds to the strength of the support, it helps prevent the supports from getting lost between your books, and prevents damage to your books due to 'knifing' books over traditional thin metal supports. Estey Book Supports are available in two sizes; 6” and 9” tall, and can be furnished with a cork base, which is great for flat shelves, or a magnetic base for sloping shelves. Select from several standard colors. Minimum order is 25 pieces of any combination. Please contact us to place an order.

Media Carts

Estey media cartEstey's Media Carts can be completely customized by adding your choice of many of their standard and specialty shelves. Mix it up! It's really an All-Purpose Cart. With the included Handle, you can use this as a transport cart with any type of shelf that will allow for the safe movement of your material. Add a second Handle for extra control. Omit the Handles and add finished End Panels or Slat-Wall End Panels to use it as a mobile display unit. Some Carts can receive counter tops for even more display space. Carts are available in three sizes, depending on the types of shelves used. Browse Estey's Specialty Shelves and Accessories and create your own ideas. Once you have designed your Media Cart, contact us so we can make sure we can 'build' it the way you want it – safety first! Select from several standard colors.

Book Carts

Estey book cartsEstey's Steel Book Carts are all welded construction using shelving grade steel for maximum strength, and superior casters make a world of difference. These carts feature single and double entry Divider Shelves, which allows for the creation of separate adjustable compartments on each shelf for sorting, and dividers act as supports to keep material upright when moving. Multiple heights and widths, and single or double side configurations make this heavy duty Book Cart one of the most versatile available. *I use the unit below for my book moving projects, and it is awesome!

Standard Capacity Carts: 2 shelves high
36”w x 18”d x 42”h: choose 2 single side, 2 double side, or 1 each
36”w x 24”d x 42”h: 2 double side
High Capacity Carts: 4 shelves high
36”w x 18”d x 65”h: choose single side, double side, or any combination of both
36”w x 24”d x 65”h: 4 double side shelves*

Specify the number of Dividers you need for each shelf. These Trucks can be shipped directly to your library, but the Maximum Capacity Carts are quite heavy and Caster installation is required. Academic Furnishings, LLC recommends you allow us to receive, pre-assemble and deliver your Carts for a reasonable price. Select from several standard colors. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Display Items

Steel Shelving Display

Estey media shelvesEstey offers an amazing variety of specialty shelves that can fit in any standard Estey shelving frame, as well as some other industry standard brands of shelving. In most cases, these shelves can be integrated almost anywhere in your library's existing shelving system. If you are storing or displaying any part of your library's collection and your standard flat shelves are just not doing the job, or if you're using strips of wood to keep your media from falling off the back of your old shelves, browse the nearly ten pages of Specialty Shelves and Accessories in Estey's brochure and contact us to discuss arranging a compatibility and location assessment. I'm confident we can find a solution to most any storage or display problem. Delivery and installation will be included. Select from several standard colors.

Wood Display/Mobile Display

Estey mobile octagon displayRusswood offers a nearly unlimited number of Display Unit options, both stationary and mobile. All of their display units are built with the same commitment to quality as every other item they make – veneer core Oak plywood, solid Oak edges, dowel/glue/screw construction. Just like their shelving and furniture, these units are crafted to be ultimately durable, dependable and beautiful. Browse Russwood's online catalog to view some of the available units. Because they are made to order, most can be customized for your needs. Be sure to view the Titan Mobile Cart for Russwood's wood shelving! Delivery and installation will be included. Select from several standard wood finishes. Contact us if you have any questions.


slat-wallSlat-Wall is a great display product that can be customized in many ways to meet your library's needs. Finished in wood veneer with molded slat inserts and solid wood edges for durability, aesthetics and years of dependable service, Slat-Wall can be made to fit in with any library's decor. Mounted to walls, columns, shelving End Panels, desk fronts, and other places, you can add display where you never thought possible. Look around your library and use your imagination! Some limitations apply, of course. Slat-Wall shelves and accessories can be included separately. Contact us for a field evaluation.

Specialty Items

Claridge logoClaridge Products offers a number of products for Display, Study Rooms, Meeting Rooms, Directional Signage, and more. In addition to standard Tack Boards, all the raw materials are available to create tackable display of almost any size, shape, color, and in almost any location you desire. White Boards, podiums, mobile boards, and projection screens, and more are available for meeting rooms. Browse for wall mounted and free standing Display Cases. Shop for portable and stationary Room Dividers and Privacy Screens. Claridge Products is an excellent source for many peripheral items around your library. Please visit Claridge, view their catalog, or contact us if you have any questions about their products.