Library Services

Relevant, sustainable and practical solutions to preserve the old and embrace the new.

As a trusted partner working with many libraries, our unique portfolio of services are crafted to create flexible and tailored solutions, to ensure your library stays relevant and sustainable through a user centric approach.

Our services support libraries with on and off-site collection management, digitisation and conservation of collections, as well as design & build, relocation and clearance of library facilities.

We understand that moving collections is like an art. Therefore, we work in partnership with you to to maintain, manage and improve your collections and facilities. Our highly experienced and dedicated library team guarantee a key focus on quality management, compliance, training and security., ensuring your collections are in safe hands..

With parts of your collection safely stored and archived offsite, you may want to make the most of your new larger space. If so, our space planning teams can work with you to convert your existing space – visually and functionally – to suit your needs.

You can rest easy knowing that your collections are in good hands. Our team are specialists, with over 25 years of experience, while our facilities are accredited with ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 37001, OHSAS 18001 and Cyber Essentials Plus.

What are the benefits?

  • A unique end to end range of services with key expertise across collection storage and management, library relocations, conservation and design & build
  • Trust your collections are in safe hands with a leading and experienced library service provider, working with a number of libraries across sectors to help them manage, maintain and improve their collections and facilities.
  • With storage facilities in over 15 locations throughout the UK, we can quickly and efficiently service your needs.
  • With a strong heritage in working with libraries, our knowledgeable team comes with over 20 years experience helping libraries to stay relevant and sustainable.

Why use our expertise?

  • Secure storage, careful retrieval and quick delivery service to suit your needs allowing you to save space and continue your service without a physical location, prolonging the life of your collections whilst improving the experience of your visitors
  • Our facilities are credited with ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO14001, ISO 37001, OHSAS 18001, Cyber Essentials Plus. Our central London facility has cutting edge Bluetooth technology to support with the conservation of your collections
  • Every book can be individually identified, allowing quick & easy retrieval from our user-friendly online ordering system
  • Conserve or grow your book and monograph collections
  • Cost and space efficiencies gained though offsite book storage
  • Ability to maintain service standards for library users

What our clients think?

One of the greatest measures of success has been that the students are not even aware that many books are stored off-site by a third-party provider – that’s testament to the skill and expertise of the Crown team. Crown is more than a supplier, they truly are a partner.

Nick Barratt, Director, Senate House Library

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