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Tables and Circulation Desks

Opening the Book has created an exciting range of curvy desks and tables to fit in with the curved shapes of our shelving.

Curved desks offer great opportunities for individual study; for example, each individual has more space and more privacy on our Curve Desk than on the equivalent straight shape. And they are fantastic in supporting group and collaborative working – just look at the variety of options for pairs, threes and larger groups to work together. Our innovative shapes give a lift to the spirits and they are completely practical too with clever designs where tables fit into each other for larger meetings. Choose a matching Circulation or Inquiry Desk to complete your new look library.

Our creative design team can help you plan the right mix of shelving and tables to maximise your space. Explore the concept of a Discovery Layout to understand how shelving and desking can be placed together in new ways. Then get in touch to see how we can create a unique design for your space.

Curve Desk

Seats 5 with computers and 6 with tablets. Flow together in longer curves or S-shapes.

Byte Table

Core Table

Seats 5 or 10. Large Orbit tables fit into the Core to make a meeting table for 16.

Cluster Tables

Seat 1 or 2 and combine with Small Orbits for flexible use.

Occasional Tables

Strong enough to sit on.

Circulation and Inquiry Desks

The curved shape helps people feel at ease when checking out books or asking a question. The open table end meets the needs of wheelchair users and also signals a new relationship between staff and customers – here’s a space to sit together without a barrier. We offer all-seated or part-standing versions in three sizes and two heights.

Small All-seated Circulation Desk

Medium Two-height Circulation Desk

Large All-seated Circulation Desk

Table and Circ Desk Color Options

Base and Accent colors can be mixed as you prefer.

Base Colors

Accent Colors

Accent colors can also be used in contrast edgebanding.

Request A Design Consultation

Our friendly design team is ready to help you get started.