Custom Library Shelving for Tacoma, WA

Library patrons want to browse the stacks at their leisure. They also prefer to do it on their own, which is why it’s so important to have the right shelving configuration that works with the building layout.


What to Expect From Your Library Fixture Manufacturer

The average library in Washington, Alaska, and California has 2.8 books per capita. That’s an astonishing 127 million books — including several million just in the Seattle-Tacoma area — all of which need shelving.

At Elliott Bay Metal Fabricating, we know your library shelving needs better than anyone else in the industry. In fact, we’ve been providing our services to libraries along the West Coast for more than a decade. Our success is attributable to our unique model featuring our consultative approach, extensive design experience along with layout and installation expertise.


We learned a lot about library shelving by listening to you. Whether you need a complete system of display shelving, wayfinding signs, kiosks and community boards, or a simple replacement for your aging stacks, our consultants will help you find the right products for your budget.


As each book is unique, so is the library that it lies in. At Elliott Bay Metal Fabricating, our design team can help you come up with a complete solution for any library system. Before we begin production, we’ll present you with the relevant architectural and mechanical drawings as well as 3D renderings for your project so you know exactly what you’re getting.

Library Layout

Your patrons want to browse the stacks on their own and at their leisure. As a result, it is important to have the right shelving and signage that works with the building layout.

Our shelves are modular so they can be arranged together in any configuration without compromising space or style. They are designed to display everything from books and magazines to DVD’s and CD’s — all of which can be organized face out or spine out. Even better, each of our shelves comes with the ability to add custom lighting, computer stations, and even modular benches and display stands which enhance your patron’s experience.

Wayfinding signs by Elliott Bay grant your patrons the independence and direction to navigate even the most densely packed libraries, freeing up your human resources for more important tasks while contributing to a more enjoyable visit for your library’s users.


To make things as easy as possible, our specially trained installers will come directly to your library and handle every aspect of your redesign from removing old shelves to installing new ones. We care about your space as much as you do, so we ensure that our teams are clean and polite as well as possess the knowledge to solve problems in the field so your installation can start and end on time.

Headquartered in the Seattle-Tacoma area, our facility is uniquely situated to serve the needs of libraries in Washington, Alaska, and California. If you want to learn more about our shelving, signs and capabilities or need help designing your library, call us at (206) 898-8859 and we’ll set up a consultation to start the design process.