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Five College Library Repository Collection

Five College Library Repository Collection
Five College Library Repository Collection

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Five College Library Repository Collection
Affiliated Libraries
Five College Consortium
Five College Consortium
Hampshire College
Hampshire College
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Holyoke College
Smith College
Smith College
University of Massachusetts -- Amherst
University of Massachusetts -- Amherst
Amherst College
Amherst College
DescriptionThe Five College Library Repository Collection (FCLRC) is a set of lesser-used materials drawn from the libraries of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst for which the libraries have adopted a long-term shared retention agreement.
Contact Name: Sarah Pfaittecher
E-mail address:
Phone Number:
Address: 202 Plain Road, Hatfield, Massachusetts 01038 United States
Postal code: 01038
Web site URL:
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Year opened: 1999
Total Personnel: 2
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 3,000,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 700,000

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemLocally Developed
Date Implemented
Integrated library system? The facility uses an ILS
rather than a dedicated inventory management system

Operational Details
Harvard Model? Does the facility generally follow the "Harvard Model"?
Materials placed in trays? Are most materials placed in trays?
Materials placed on shelves? Are most materials placed directly onto shelving?
Shelving Height (max): 24
Movable Shelving? Does the facility use movable shelving?
Robotics? Is robotic equipment used for placement and retrieval?
Operated lifts? Are manually driven lifts or used for placement and retrieval?
Shelved by Call Numbers? Materials shelved according to library-assigned call numbers?
Shelved by size? Materials shelved according to size categories?
Archival HVAC? Facility monitors and manages temperature and humidity?
Target operating temperature: 55 (Degrees Fahrenheit)
Target operating humidity: 30 (Percent)
In Library? Is the repository located inside a library?
Remote? Is the repository located remotely from the library it serves?
Max travel distance (miles):