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Two-step library stool (14"x18"x15" high) has a 48" long, slender handle mounted on one side to function as a grab rail. Brace tenons project through the sides of the stool to add visual interest.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #26 May-Jun 1992 pg. 28

A contemporary style library ladder is fabricated by gluing up separate pieces of wood and then shaping. The spiral steps present the design problem of making them both strong and graceful.
FINE WOODWORKING #2 Spring 1976 pg. 42

Library steps. Decorative steps 27" tall have a graceful curving profile. The design is exacting and requires complex joinery.
FINE WOODWORKING #17 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 80
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 14

Library steps. Four "triangular" steps are attached to a central pole (similar to a spiral staircase). This allows you to step up about 20" while maintaining a firm grip on the central handhold. This decorative stool can also be used to display plants.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #81 Nov 1994 (v.14#3) pg. 36

Tip: Install a rolling library ladder in a kitchen to provide easy access to upper cupboards.
SUNSET May 1981 (v.166#5) pg. 132

Four-step library ladder has a tall center post and steps that rise around it in a circular fashion.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1976 (v.32#6) pg. 121

Rolling library ladder. Highly-sculpted 32" step stool rolls about on casters.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1990 (v.46#2) pg. 34

Elegant library steps (step stool) in the Arts-and-Crafts style doubles as an end table when not in use. Made of lightweight mahogany.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1995 (v.51#3) pg. 46