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Southeast Ohio Regional Depository

Southeast Ohio Regional Depository
Southeast Ohio Regional Depository

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Southeast Ohio Regional Depository
Affiliated Library
Ohio University
Ohio University
DescriptionHwa-Wei Lee Library Annex (Southeast Ohio Regional Depository) is a 32,000 square-foot building which includes space for a reading room, processing, and library staff, as well as the capacity to store up to 750,000 bound volumes. In 1993, Libraries acquired Columbus Road building to repurpose it as the Library Annex, a remote high-density storage facility. The building has previously been a roller rink and a car dealership. The Annex opened for service in 1998 and was renamed Hwa-Wei Lee Library Annex in 1999, in honor of Dr. Lee, library dean from 1978-1999.
Contact Name: Miriam Nelson
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 740) 593-2165
Address: 205 Columbus Road, Athens, Ohio 45701 United States
Postal code: 45701
Web site URL:
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Year opened: 1993
Total Personnel:
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 750,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 691,127

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemNone
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):
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: 68 (Degrees Fahrenheit)
Target operating humidity: 40 (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):