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Brown University Library Collections Annex

Brown University Library Collections Annex
Brown University Library Collections Annex

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Brown University Library Collections Annex
Affiliated Library
Brown University
Brown University
DescriptionThe Library Collections Annex is located at 10 Park Lane in Providence, RI, about 4 miles from campus. The Annex is a high-density storage facility with a capacity of 2.5 million volumes. Collections from all campus libraries, and in a variety of formats, are shelved by size and located by barcode in a warehouse environment where temperature and humidity are carefully controlled. Material shelved at the Annex may be requested using the Library's online catalog (Josiah); requested items are delivered to campus libraries usually within 24 hours. Other services offered by the Annex include electronic desktop delivery of journal articles and on-site use of Annex materials. The Annex is open during normal University hours.
Contact Name: Paul Magliocco
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 401-863-5722
Address: 10 Park Lane, Providence, Rhode Island 02907-3124 United States
Postal code: 02907-3124
Web site URL:
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Year opened: 2005
Total Personnel: 3
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 2,500,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 1,400,000

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemCaiaSoft
Date Implemented2021
Previous IMSGFA Library Archival 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): 18
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: 50 (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): 4