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Virginia Tech Library Service Center

Virginia Tech Library Service Center
Virginia Tech Library Service Center

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Virginia Tech Library Service Center
Affiliated Library
Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech
DescriptionLocated off campus in Blacksburg, the Library Service Center is a high-density, climate controlled space where we keep many of our physical items safe and sound. Materials here are available on a deliver-by-request basis, but we understand that researchers often need to browse our collections in person.
Contact Name: Christopher Peters
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 540-231-0220
Address: 600 Energy Drive, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 United States
Postal code: 24061
Web site URL:
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Year opened: 1995
Total Personnel: 7
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 1,000,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 800,000

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): 40
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: (Degrees Fahrenheit)
Target operating humidity: (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): 5