Library Services

Protect and preserve for years to come

We help libraries and colleges overcome the challenges of funding pressures, rising student expectations and growing student numbers. And support them in the difficult choice of disposing of some of their precious book and monograph collections or sacrificing vital seating and creative spaces for students.

We offer a professional and efficient offsite library storage, retrieval, relocation and delivery service, tailored to your needs.

Our delivery service can be tailored to your requirements – whether it’s once a week or twice a day – and we can offer 24-hour retrieval of books from our secure London storage facility.

With parts of your collection safely stored 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?

  • Conserve or grow your book and monograph collections
  • Peace of mind that you have a safe storage environment for your collections
  • Assurance that all books will be handled with the upmost care and respect
  • Simple retrieval and specialist delivery service tailored to your needs
  • 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