Library relocations

Whether you require support to relocate your books, documents and journals across your campus or estate, or you are moving to a new building; Premier Moves has the expertise, resources and professional working methodologies to successfully support your project.

One of the UK’s leading library relocation specialists 

We are one of the leading library relocation specialists in the UK with a dedicated library team fully trained in the art of sequential packing including Dewey, Binary and Library of Congress classification systems.  This ensures that all collections are relocated accurately and with traceability throughout the whole project. Our strict vetting and security processes ensure that all of our operatives are cleared to work at the highest government levels.

Full range of library relocation services

Our services include:

  • Project management and consulting
  • Space planning
  • Move related data collection
  • Digital imaging and retrieval
  • Filing audits
  • Book collection, artefact and shelf cleaning
  • Shelf reading
  • Book shifts for expansion or efficiency
  • Donation logistics
  • Collection integration/segregation
  • Shelving dismantling and installation
  • Storage (temporary or permanent)
  • Book recycling

Find out more about our collection cleaning service.


Unrivalled experience in relocating libraries and their resources

We have unrivalled experience in moving national, public, university, colleges, schools and specialist libraries and bring best practice to each new project.

Premier Libraries is highly experienced in relocating:

  • Books and serials
  • Technical documents
  • Museum libraries
  • Special and rare collections
  • Microforms and non–print media
  • Legal and medical libraries and records
  • Film collections and media libraries
  • Art collections
  • File rooms
  • Servers, PCs and AV equipment
  • Furniture, shelving and racking

Sustainable library clearances

All our library projects are supported with sustainable clearance services provided by our Premier Sustain team. We will review all the materials that are no longer required and seek the most appropriate environmental solution for them in full accordance with the principles of the waste hierarchy. We will aim to deliver zero to landfill clearances and will offer clients rebates on recycling values achieved.  



Our library moves in the media: moving the British Library

Premier Libraries helped the British Library move 205 linear kilometres of library materials to a state of the art archive centre outside Leeds.

“Thanks to the very detailed work by colleagues across the Library and from Premier, a greater proportion than ever of the UK national collection is now held in the kind of archival conditions best suited to prolonging the lifespan of printed material.”

Chris Fletcher, Project Manager of the British Library’s Additional Storage Programme


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