How do I access the The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library’s collection online?
You can access the link to the Library’s online collection under ‘OUR COLLECTION’ or click here: The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library.
What materials are available at BFL?
The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library’s collection includes titles on furniture and design history, interior design, architecture, art, textiles and construction. The rare book room collection encompasses significant volumes published since 1543 and includes a complete collection of the original works of 18th century furniture masters Chippendale, Sheraton, and Hepplewhite, as well as a complete set of Diderot’s Encyclopedia.
What are the hours of operation for The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library?
The Library is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, closing for lunch between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM.
Can anyone visit The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library?
The Library is open to anyone interested in the history, style and design of furniture or the furniture, art and interior design industries. It is particularly useful for students, scholars, and designers.
Does The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library have wireless access?
The Library has complete access in each room to use your laptops and wireless devices. See the curator for a current wireless passcode.
May I make copies of the materials I am researching?
The Library provides a copier at the cost of 10¢ a copy for materials that are no longer covered by copyright. Anything still in print or covered under copyright laws may not be photocopied.
Can anyone use the Rare Book Room?
The Rare Book Room is available for everyone who visits the Library. White glove use is required for the Rare Book Room.
Do you offer books for sale on any rare or out of print books?
The Library has a large collection of rare and out of print titles. We can inform you of what is available based on the topic or subject of books you are looking to purchase.
Is there a fee to use The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library?
There is no fee to use our research facilities. The Library is a non-profit organization and appreciates all tax-deductible donations.
Who is on the BFL Staff and Board of Directors?
Karla Webb, Library Director
Board of Directors
The Executive Committee:
Russell Bienenstock, Vice President Industry
Paul Brayton, Vice President Education
Rod Lambeth, Treasurer
Pat Plaxico, Vice President Facilities
June Anderson, ASID
Richard Bennington, PhD, High Point University
Barton Bienenstock, Furniture World
Roy Briggs, Retired Industry
Bobby Bush, Hickory Springs Mfg.
Leslie Carothers, Kaleidoscope Partnership, CEO
Danny Davis, Davis Furniture Industries
Paula Scott Fogarty, Paula Scott Unlimited
Charles A. Greene, The Best of Everything
Stephanie Lowder, Rare Bird Creative
Kern Maass, Appalachian State University
Dudley Moore, Jr., Otto & Moore, Inc.
Jason Oliver Nixon, Madcap Cottage
Jason Phillips, Phillips Collection
Alex Shuford, CV Industries
Brian Simpson, Alderman Company
Christi Spangle, Barbour Spangle Design
Cheminne Taylor-Smith, Tobi Fairly Associates
Ed Tashjian, Tashjian Marketing
Royale Wiggin, Thayer Coggin
Leslie Hendrix Wood, Hadley Court
William P. Wood, Mary & Elliott Wood Family Foundation
Chip Wright, Leggett & Platt