We provide expert Business / Academic Library Relocation with the expertise and resources to plan and implement the most effective library moves.

Library Relocation Services

  • FREE Site Survey, FREE Quotation and FREE advice
  • Developing a detailed move plan
  • Cataloguing stock (Books/Multimedia etc.)
  • Sequential packing and unpacking at destination
  • Interfiling and integration
  • Dismantling/erection of library shelving and library furniture/fittings
  • Crate hire for books, office equipment and computers
  • Acid-free packing materials
  • Coloured identification labels
  • Nationwide and International service
  • IT decommissioning and recommissioning
  • Moving of specialist collections, artefacts, rare books, and fine art
  • Recycling and Re-Use of unwanted stock
  • Environmental disposal of unwanted media
  • Specialist Storage – We provide an Indoor containerised Storage System that is temperature controlled. Secure storage environment to ensure zero degradation of materials in storage
  • 7 days a week service, including night-work

Some Questions Our Surveyor May Ask:

  • Are books going from Shelf to Shelf? – variations in shelf size 750mm-900mm
  • Continuous sequence?
  • Oversized books
  • Reconfiguring?
  • Expansion or reductions
  • Triple-check: given linear measurement + book-stock number, then a shelf counting exercise by our surveyor

Other Library/Collection Relocation Services:

  • Hanging Files – e.g. Regular works for the NHS and X-Ray filing Systems
  • Blood/Tissue Samples – Refrigerated and frozen, to be kept at specific temperatures with little or no fluctuation
  • Gun Collections, Medal Collections – Museum collections individually tagged. Items placed in the museum display or archived as appropriate.
  • Fine Art Collections and artefacts – Tagged then displayed or archived as required.

“Specialised Movers excel in all aspects of our work and are the UK’s leading library removals company.

We are a specialised library mover – with the flexibility and resources to overcome any challenges in relocation.

Our library services are available to the public sector, educational/academic sector (schools/colleges), private and commercial libraries.

We are proud to have a long list of extremely satisfied clients providing positive testimony to our high quality library moves.”

Quality Assured Business / Academic Library Relocation

We provide only uniformed staff who complete, and work in accordance with, risk assessments. The BS 8522 Standard is now becoming a key question when actively finding and servicing work. We were actually one of the first companies in the UK to achieve this Standard!

Some of our Successfully Library Relocations

  • National Library of Qatar – Doha, Qatar
  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Manchester
  • Salford University – Greater Manchester. Movement of in excess of a million book and journal stock, plus movement of all existing shelving and return of stock after fit-out. Paul Simpson, the Project Manager at Specialised Movers became a stakeholder manager detailing day-to-day migration of book stock and liaising with the client throughout the project.
  • Central St Martins College Library – London
  • Newbury Library – Newbury, West Berkshire. 1322m of book stock pack and store on site at Specialised Movers in Sheffield, return and replace after fit-out
  • Witney Library – Witney, Oxon
  • Brighton Library – Brighton, East Sussex
  • American University – London
  • Norwich Library – Norwich, Norfolk
  • Northampton Central – Northamptonshire. Movement of 1100m of book stock store on site, and return after fit out.
  • Kingston Hospital Library – Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
  • Spurgeon College Library – Croydon, London. Movement of 3000m of book stock store, on site return and replace
  • Church Mission Society Library – South East Oxford
  • Roehampton Library – Wandsworth, London
  • Pershore College Library – Pershore, Worcestershire
  • University of Wales Library – Lampeter, Ceredigion, Wales
  • The Geological Society – Picadilly, London
  • Kingsbury Library – Brent, London
  • Warwick University Library – London
  • New Cripps Library – Northamptonshire
  • Cardinal Pole School Library – Bracknell, Berkshire
  • Nottingham Trent University Library – Nottinghamshire. Movement of 5600m of book stock, return to Specialised Movers storage in Sheffield, then return to University
  • Pangbourne Children’s Library – Reading, West Berkshire. 475m of book stock packed and returned to Specialised Movers storage in Sheffield, then returned after fit-out
  • Aylesbury College Library – Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Bracknell Library – Bracknell, Bracknell Forest of Berkshire, 400m of book stock from various locations centralised to one new purpose built hub
  • London College of Communication – London