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Ohio State University Book Depository

Ohio State University Book Depository
Ohio State University Book Depository

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Ohio State University Book Depository
Affiliated Library
Ohio State University
Ohio State University
DescriptionThe Library Book Depository provides off-campus storage of research materials for use by faculty, researchers and students.
Contact Name: Ryan Langhurst
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 614-688-4242
Address: 2700 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 United States
Postal code: 43210
Web site URL:
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Year opened: 1995
Total Personnel: 4
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 3,000,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 2,890,818

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): 32
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: 60 (Degrees Fahrenheit)
Target operating humidity: 45 (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):