LDS Group USA (Library Design Systems), an Authorized Montel Distributor serving Texas and Oklahoma, is pleased to announce the completion of the powered compact storage system upgrade for the Trinity University, Elizabeth Huth Coates Library in San Antonio, Texas.

To help the Elizabeth Huth Coates Library improve its organization and optimize its library space in the early 2000s, Trinity University had selected Montel to mount existing library shelving to Montel’s provided motorized mobile storage shelving systems. By utilizing mobile shelving, the new electrical compact systems occupied 62% of the previous library shelving space, which reduced 520 square feet of space for needed library services and functions.

Recently, LDS Group USA was awarded a contract to furnish, deliver and install new electronic components to upgrade the original installed powered mobile storage system. More specifically, in conjunction with Montel’s electrical engineering team, LDS Group USA supplied Trinity University new control boards with latest generation of software and new SafeAisle® movement controls for each mobile carriage.

"Trinity University is very pleased to have upgraded our high-density powered mobile library shelving system", said Jason Hardin, Manager of Access Services at Trinity University, Elizabeth Huth Coates Library. "Upgrading our Montel electrical compact storage system will allow our students and personnel to benefit from improved safety and security features."

Trinity University is a private, primarily undergraduate, liberal arts college in midtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. Founded in 1869, its campus is located in the Monte Vista Historic District and adjacent to Brackenridge Park. The student body consists of over 2,400 undergraduate and 200 graduate students, and the university awarded 649 degrees in 2007-2008. Trinity offers 42 majors and 57 minors among 6 degree programs [2] and has an endowment of nearly $1 billion.

The 164,000-square-foot (15,200 m2) Elizabeth Huth Coates Library houses more than 1 million books and bound periodical volumes. The library, an advanced facility for a school of Trinity's size, also houses over 200,000 volumes of government documents, over 1.3 million microforms, over 65,000 media items, and maintains 2,400 periodical subscriptions and access to over 20,000 electronic periodicals.

“LDS Group USA is honoured for completing the mobilized mobile storage shelving upgrade project for the Trinity University, Elizabeth Huth Coates Library,” mentioned Robert Williams, Principal at LDS Group USA.” “Upgrading the compact storage system with Montel’s latest powered technology will allow Trinity University to take advantage of updated and enhanced productivity and safety features.”


Established in 1924, Montel Inc. is the pioneer of high-density mobile shelving storage system solutions in North America. Manufacturer of products for business, industrial, education, library, museums, healthcare, public safety, government, and military applications, Montel’s achievements include some of the most prestigious projects in North America and around the world. Family-owned and privately held, the company serves clients through a network of Authorized Montel Distributors throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. To learn more about Montel and/or for a no-obligation space storage analysis, contact us at 877-935-0236 or

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Fundada en 1924, Montel es una empresa de especializada en el diseño y la fabricación de sistemas de almacenamiento de alta densidad para una multitud de mercados, incluyendo bibliotecas y museos, pero también almacenes industriales, comercio minorista, educación, salud, seguridad pública, deportes y cultura vertical interior de alta densidad.

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