Power cords strung across walkways, creating tripping hazards, are a common occurrence in libraries. Patrons are always hungry for ways to charge their devices. Here are a few examples of ways to provide power in a safer way.
At right, portable chargers can be loaned with a library card or other ID.
The power hub on the left delivers three power/USB outlets at table height.
The lamps on the right have power outlets in the base, with a single cord plugged into a floor outlet.
Here's a great way to deliver power to the desktop in a historic carrel.
In this functional, if not elegant, solution, a power strip is permanently mounted to the top of a traditional oak library table.