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The library classic.

Mediathek blends guaranteed ease-of-use with optimised protection for your books. The robust centre post construction is at the heart of our Mediathek. People appreciate the effortless, simple adaptability of the shelves – even with full shelves – especially in the open access area. All leading libraries trust Mediathek as their preferred shelving system. The design, stability and functionality of our product is more persuasive than any other system available on the market.



  • At home in libraries
  • Recommended by leading librarians around the world
  • Stationary or movable
  • Robust centre post design

  • Optimised protection from damage, as the firm clamping effect leaves no gap between the shelves and sides

  • Functional guide bar to enable easy adjustment of the shelves in 15-millimetre increments – even under load!
  • Excellent adaptability to local circumstances

  • Powder-coated surfaces for individual colour selection

  • The powder coating stops the books from sliding, even when the shelves are moving
  • Shelf carrying capacity: 70 kg (higher loads possible with reinforced shelves), shelf unit: 600 kg

  • Shelf thickness 1.25 mm
  • Spacers for additional stiffening – rear loading also possible

  • Stationary or movable as compact shelving system (retrofitting is also possible!)

  • Tailored fixture and accessory programme to meet the needs of libraries



Robert Lipman’s invention of an iron bookcase at the end of the 19th century and Pohlschröder’s slotted grid revolutionised library construction. Mediathek embodies the spirit of these two innovations.

  • Gap-free connection between the shelf and side panel
  • Folding side panel facilities installation of the shelves
  • Very easy adjustment without tools, even when loaded
  • Simple plug connections
  • Special models possible at any time based on your requirements thanks to our in-house manufacturing

Available in different designs

  • All
  • Plinth floor design
  • Shelves
  • Skid base design
  • The cost-efficient variant

  • For optimised use of the room height

  • Three different plinth bases (30 mm, 60 mm, 100 mm)

  • Adjustable shelves when loaded

  • Compact storage of superfluous shelves by folding up the side panels

  • Spines of books are not trapped between side panels and shelves under heavy load

  • Quick and easy connection of book shelves to side panels by simple twist and lock

  • High functionality, even after repeated dismantling and assembly

  • Suitable foe uneven floors

  • Adjustment glides under the skid base allow precise levelling of the shelves

  • Optional rollers on the movable model enable rapid conversions

Zambelli Holding GmbH Passauer Straße 3+5, D-94481 Grafenau/Haus im Wald

Phone +49 85 55 409 0