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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

Making the Most of the Space You Have

Variety and privacy

Different people like different kinds of chairs

Do you have lots of rectangular study tables? Have you noticed that often there is one person per table, even if it's a four- or six-person table? Two-person tables that can be pushed together or pulled apart accommodate more people more comfortably.

Round table with dividers

Table with acrylic dividers

Adding dividers to study tables or computer workstations provides privacy and makes working at a common table more comfortable.

Lounge chair with individual table

Lounge chairs with individual tables work well for many activities.

Individual table

Pinwheel chairs

These four-chair units provide tablet arms and a sense of privacy.

Pinwheel chair with tablet arm