High Density Library Phase I

March 19, 2020

Preserving important information.

The High Density Library, built in conjunction with the Taylor Family Digital Library, allows for off-site storage of less frequently used materials. It keeps space clear in the main library for more readily used reference material. This 30,000 ft2 storage facility is environmentally-controlled, allowing for the preservation and retrieval of paper-based items such as books, journals, archive files, and archive drawings. Additionally, the facility has the ability to hold and preserve art objects for later retrieval and use.

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The book storage area was designed with 30 foot high shelving in long narrow aisles and utilizes a wire guided automated order picker. The slab-on-grade is designated as a “super-flat” slab and was placed to F-min 60 specification.

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