The Quiet Glide Rolling Library Ladder is a classy way to add functionality to your library, closet, wine cellar, kitchen, pantry, or loft. With the Rolling Ladder, it is all about choice.

Our unique ladder rail system is the only kit on the market that offers solid aluminum rails, not hollow tubes

All our Quiet Glide Rolling Ladder parts are machined or manufactured by American craftsmen - from the metal work to wood work to the steam-bent handrails. If the stock options are not what you are looking for, we have custom options with eleven (11) species of wood that we can cut to match any height up to 10 feet.


Add elegance to your home with our rolling library ladders. Their graceful style and functional design will stand out in any space, and the huge variety of customization options ensures you'll find a perfect fit for your home décor.


STEP 1: (Hardware Type rolling/non-rolling)

Choose between a rolling or non-rolling ladder. (Note: Changing this option more than once will reload the page. Your changes will not be saved.)

Rolling Ladder

Non-Rolling Ladder

STEP 2: Hardware Finish Color

Available in 5 colors, choose the finish that best matches your project.


Satin Nickel

Hammered Antique Brass

Oil Rubbed Bronze


STEP 3: Wheel style

Standard Wheel

Brake Wheel (recommended)

Contemporary Wheel

Contemporary Brake WheelNEW

Non-Skid Foot

STEP 4: Roller type

No hardware kit

Standard Roller "cannot be used with curved rails"

Swivel Roller (for use with curved rails)

Rolling Hook* (cannot be used with curved rails, but can easily detach from straight rails)

Single Hook

Double Hook

STEP 5: Ladder style

Ladders are supplied unassembled (pre-drilled holes for fasteners, cut dados for steps) and unfinished (sanded to 120-grit).
We also offer other wood species. Call or contact us to request a custom ladder.

Normal Ladder

Ladder with Integrated Handrails

None. I have my own ladder.

STEP 6: Ladder Width

STEP 7: Ladder Height and Finish

Rail height requirements for standard size ladders:
(measured from floor to center of rail)

8-foot Ladder: Rail Height = 91"
9-foot Ladder: Rail Height = 103"
10-foot Ladder: Rail Height = 115"

Rail heights outside the parameters above require a custom-height ladder. Please contact us for a price quote and a lead time.

Rail height requirements for standard size ladders:(measured from floor to center of rail)

8-foot Ladder: Rail Height = 91";  9-foot Ladder: Rail Height = 103";  10-foot Ladder: Rail Height = 115"
Rail heights outside the parameters above require a custom-height ladder. Please contact us for a price quote and a lead time.

STEP 8: Rail Sections

Straight Rail Sections

8ft rail sections

6ft rail sections

4ft rail sections

3ft rail sections

Curved Rail Sections (cannot be used with hook or rolling hook)

90 degree rail curve sections (16" radius)

90 degree rail curve sections (30" radius) (specs)

135 degree rail curve sections (specs)

Curved rail sections:

Splice kit (used to join two rails together)

QG 90 degree Outside Rail

STEP 9: Rail brackets

  • We recommend a minimum of 1 bracket for every 32" of rail, or
  • 4 brackets for each standalone 8' rail
  • 3 brackets for each standalone 6' & 4' rail
  • 2 brackets for each curved rail

Vertical brackets (specs)

Horizontal brackets (specs)


Step 10: Rail end stops

Regular stop kit (includes 2 per kit) (sold as pair)

Ball stop kit (includes 2 per kit) (sold as pair)

Rail tap accessory (only 1 required for installing all rail end stops)

STEP 11: Optional accessories

Hand rails (sold as pairs):


Red Oak




Top turned rungs (when building your own ladder):









Red Oak

Step treads:

Non-skid step treads (recommended).
Note: The number of steps on the ladder is one less than the number of feet the ladder is tall.


More about Rolling Library Ladders

Rolling library ladders provide access to otherwise unreachable areas in pantries, walk-in closets, bookshelves, wine cellars, and high kitchen cabinets. Their beauty and functionality makes them an increasingly popular option for almost anywhere in the house, but before placing your order, be sure to understand the dimensions of your space and determine which options will serve you best.

Purchase and Assembly

CSH Quiet Glide is your best option for an easy, yet affordable premium rolling ladder! The easiest way to place an order is through our Ladder Order Form, which lets you customize your own kit that includes everything you need to assemble your ladder (other than the tools). Alternatively, you can choose to browse and purchase our ladder hardware components individually. Either way, you shouldn't have any trouble as long as you're prepared to do some sanding, finishing, and assembly. All you need are the instructions, a few basic tools, and a DIY attitude!

Planning Your Installation

Rail Support

When planning your ladder installation, you’ll need to make sure you have adequate support for rail installation. If you’re installing the ladder to existing cabinetry, you will not need extra support as the cabinet is already anchored to the wall. However, if you plan to affix the rail to a wall with no wood to mount to, extra support is likely needed. Remember, the rail supports not only itself and the ladder, but the person standing on the ladder and the torque created by movement. When stationary or with someone standing on it, the force of the ladder is absorbed by the floor. The extra force created when the ladder is pulled out from the wall or pushed/pulled side to side requires that the ladder mounts are attached to something solid.

Even Surface

Before ordering your ladder, make sure the floor in the room of your planned installation is even. If the rail isn't parallel to the floor, the ladder will get stuck due to raised or sagging stretches of floor. Also keep in mind that the ladder will roll best on hardwood or tile surfaces (and will not damage them due to the non-marring wheels), but will also roll fine on most carpeting.

Adequate Clearance

Storing a standard ladder upright will require seven inches of clearance from the track to the ceiling. If this is not possible, it is possible for you to modify the top of the ladder and gain a little more clearance.

Ladder Kit Options


The ladder height you need will be determined by the location you want to mount the rail. When deciding which ladder height to order, keep in mind that you will need to install the rail at a height of 5.5" less than the total height of your ladder.

Also remember the taller the ladder is, the farther the foot of the ladder will be from the base of the wall, so be sure you have enough space for your ladder application. When not in use though, the QuietGlide ladder features the ability to be stowed flat against the wall to save space.

For more information, see the chart on page 5 of the installation instructions (PDF download available on this page). And keep in mind that if the three standard heights don’t work for you, we can also do custom heights! Please call us at 262-375-7960.

Hardware Kits

One of the basic decisions to make is whether or not you want a rolling or a non-rolling ladder. Library ladder wheels provide easy lateral movement over just about any flat home surface. Hardwood or tile is ideal. Wheels are available with and without brakes, and in a few different styles to suit your desired look. The non-rolling library ladder uses no wheels or top rolling hardware. These ladders use non-skid feet and hooks that connect to the rail and allows for removability.


Our ladders are available in two styles — the normal/classic kind, and the ladders with built-in handrails for added security. Stocked ladder species are: Red Oak, Maple, Cherry, and Walnut (normal ladders only). If you wish to purchase ladders in other wood species, you may place a custom-order with us.

All ladders are pre-drilled and include cut dados for steps, and arrive unassembled/unfinished (sanded to 120-grit).


Rails are typically sold in 4-foot, 6-foot, and 8-foot sections to accommodate a variety of spans. Curved rails that allow ladders to navigate corners are typically sold with either 90-degree curves or more open 135-degree curves to fit different corner angles. If you are purchasing curved rails, you will need to use top swivel rollers, as they will allow the ladder to follow the rail bends with ease.

Rails must be capped with rail stops to prevent the ladder rollers from coming off the rail. End stops are usually sold in pairs and are available in a variety of styles from simple to more decorative.