Library Ladder Options
Alaco Library Ladders are offered in two basic designs: Straight, for use in most applications, or Bent, when needed to clear bookshelves, desks, cabinets or other room elements.
Alaco also makes a freestanding Library Ladder, with a standing platform and special handrails. Ideal for shorter bookshelves and cabinets.
Each Alaco Library Ladder is custom built from the wide selection of options, guaranteeing that it will be just right for its application.
Ladder Material: Loft Ladders may be made from a selection of quality hardwoods or aluminum.
Wood Loft Ladders are available in: Alder, Birch, Cherry, Mahogany, Maple, Red Oak, White Oak or Walnut. Other woods may be available on request. Wood Loft Ladders may be unfinished, have a clear gloss or satin finish or be colored with a Minwax stain.
Alaco Aluminum Loft Ladders are available with a standard milled aluminum finish or with a matte or gloss black or white finish, a metallic beige finish or a colored powdercoat finish.
Hardware Finishes: All hardware on Alaco Loft Ladders is finished. Depending on the specifications for each ladder, this includes the upper roller assembly, wheel housing, mounting brackets, braces, bolts and handrails and metal track. A wide variety of metallic and enamel finishes means that the hardware on an Alaco Library Ladder can blend in with the ladder or stand out as an decorative accent.
Handrails: Handrails are not standard on Library Ladders, but can be added. Select handrails that are flush to the sides of the ladder, or handrails that extend beyond the ladder top for added security. Handrails may be added to either the right or left side of the ladder, or to both sides.
Safety Tread: For extra safety, a rubber no-slip tread can be added to all steps of a Wood Library Ladder.
Wheel Housing: If your ladder is a Wood Rolling Library Ladder, the wheel housing options are a cast sunburst pattern for an elegant traditional look, or a contemporary assembly with an exposed wheel. All Aluminum Rolling Library Ladders have the contemporary wheel assembly.
Upper Assemblies and Brackets: Rolling Library Ladders designed to remain permanently affixed to the track come with a Roller Assembly. This Roller Assembly will also allow a Library Ladder to be folded in vertically when not in use.
For Rolling Library Ladders that can be removed from the track, a Hook Assembly is required. The kind of brackets used to attach the ladder track to the wall will be, in part, determined by the selection of a Roller Assembly or a Hook Assembly.
Track: Track systems for Rolling Library Ladders can be designed for either a single wall or created with curved corners, allowing the Rolling Library Ladder to be moved around the room from one wall to another. The detailed online Library Ladder Estimate/Order Form [ link to form from here ] contains more information on specifying track layouts, and any of Alaco's knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist or answer any question you might have.
For questions, more information about, or assistance with Alaco Library Ladders, please contact Alaco at 888-310-7040 or by email.