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Compact shelving or "Fort Knox at York"?

Fort Knox at York is the title of a post over at YUBlog by a student who was a bit bemused by the compact shelving on the third floor of Scott.

I bet you’re wondering what on earth these things with the bank-vault cranks on them are, right? When I first saw them, I did too. They kind of scared me, actually. Well, you can find these miracles of motion in the Scott Library. Do you know what they are now? Find out inside!

Well, once I mention Scott Library, it’s not exactly rocket science. They’re space-saving bookshelves!