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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

Making the Most of the Space You Have

Size does matter

Light-duty wheels


Invest in quality

Don't skimp if you are buying mobile items. Never purchase something until you’ve seen and pushed it around, fully loaded, yourself – or at least spoken to a librarian who has personally used the item.

In general, the larger and more heavy-duty the caster, the easier it is to move. Especially with mobile shelving, if it’s hard to move, it won’t get moved, and you’ll have spent a lot of money for little value.

Heavy-duty caster