Library Step Stool

Buy the best library step stool selected and recommended by interior designers. By Emily Hilton.

Reaching those high nooks and corners in your study, bedroom, living room, or kitchen is a breeze when you’ve got a library step stool ready to go. These simple pieces will help you get the best out of your home’s storage while doubling up as a stool for you to take a seat. Check out the wide range of styles available in the collection below.

Mid Century Spiral Library Stool

Mid Century Spiral Library Stool

Mid Century Spiral Library Stool


Reach high shelves without losing your balance with this spiral library step stool with handle. It has a well-preserved vintage build with four steps sheathed in green leather and gilded iron. The ladder-style design comes with a removable support post.

Designer Advice

This charming vintage spiral staircase/step stool for library is the perfect option for vintage lovers. It has a sturdy semi-circular design that takes up quite a lot of space when in use. Storage is no issue once you remove the support staff. This classic library stool best suits spacious libraries or studies with mid-century, Victorian, or farmhouse decor.

Multifunctional Library Step Stool

Multifunctional Library Step Stool

Multifunctional Library Step Stool


If you want a library stool that doubles up as a chair, this is a great option. Its classic four-step design folds into a chair that you can leave in your library as additional seating if you don’t need stairs.

Designer Advice

This library step stool is a must-have for homes with very high ceilings and shelves. It is lightweight and portable, so you can easily move it around the house. It is easy to fold down, so you can enjoy extra seating when you don’t need a tall stool. The natural wood finish in dark brown blends well with most decor styles.

Traditional Library Step Stool

Traditional Library Step Stool

Traditional Library Step Stool


The perfect addition to an old-school library, this three-step library stool in antique white, black, or walnut will help you reach all your high shelves. The stool has a traditional design and a worn-out finish on the wood structure.

Designer Advice

Organizing your library or reaching for items on high cabinets is easy with this elegant step stool. Its simple design blends well with various decor styles and aesthetics. You don’t need to worry about scratching the floor as the legs come with protectors. The stool has a dainty structure, so it is easy to carry, but it is not foldable.

Collapsible Library Step Stool

Collapsible Library Step Stool

Collapsible Library Step Stool

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Simple and functional, this modern library stool is great for a small contemporary library. It has a folding design with a handle so you can put it away quickly and clear the space. This stool is available in three colors.

Designer Advice

Perfect for indoor and outdoor use, this library step stool supports multiple applications in the library, kitchen, garden, garage, and more. It folds up quickly with one hand and takes up very little space when not in use. The steps and legs are wide and comfortably accommodate large adult feet. This stool is also safe for children’s use in their playroom.

Vintage Library Step Stool

Vintage Library Step Stool

Vintage Library Step Stool


Add color to your interiors with this vintage hand-painted library step stool. Its dark finish and colorful details are great additions to your cottage or farmhouse-style library. It has a sturdy three-step design with a gap at the top for carrying.

Designer Advice

We love this chic library step stool and how beautiful it looks wherever it is placed. It is decorative, fancy, and lightweight, so you can use it anywhere in your house. The legs are wide and sturdy, but they don’t have floor protectors. Another drawback is that it takes up quite a bit of space and is not foldable.

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Buying Guide

Whether you're kitting out the school library or you're buying some stools for the room in your home that houses everyone's favorite books, you might be surprised to learn about how many different styles of library stools are available. Let's look at some of the designs that you could have in your library.

Wooden folding stool

One of the most versatile designs available, this is suitable for almost any time of library. It is made from strong wood and collapses for easy storage or expands to allow you to climb up several steps. Depending on the height of the library will depend on how many steps you need, but you can buy them with as little as two steps or as many as six steps. When you're not climbing to the higher shelves to choose your next bedtime novel, you can use the folding steps as a library stool.

Block steel stool

A more simple alternative to a folding set of steps, a steel library stool is not flexible and maintains its one simple shape continuously. The steel frame provides durability to the person using it, and the rubber grip top means that you can stand on it to reach the high shelves without worrying about falling off. Midway on the stool you will find a step to allow either temporary storage of books or easier access when standing up.

Ornamental stool

Some library stools have an ornamental design, perfect for traditional libraries and homes with vintage décor. These stools are normally wooden, although they can also be found in a metal material. The stool is either circular or square, with warm curvy designs on either side of the piece. This allows you to make a practical piece of library furniture into a feature piece too.

Simple modern stool

If you're on a budget and you just want something simple and modern for your library, consider a plain wooden stool. These are generally 12-15cm in height and ideal for both children or adults to use for short periods of time while in the library. The neutral look of these stools enable them to fit nicely within any surroundings.

Antique leather stool

For some people, a home library is their pride and joy. If you're proud of your traditional home library and think that an antique piece would fit in perfectly, consider the antique leather stools which you can buy. These library stools normally have a strong wooden frame and legs, while the seat is high quality leather which has been either maintained down the years or refurbished before sale.

Chunky fabric stool

Adding a homely and welcoming look to the library, fabric stools are often circular and chunky and available in a variety of colors. These are among the most comfortable library stools which are available, since the fabric means you don't have to buy any cushions or blankets to take off the hard edge. These ottoman style stools can either come with or without storage, and can usually be seen with short chrome or wooden legs.

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