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University at Buffalo Libraries Annex

University at Buffalo Libraries Annex
University at Buffalo Libraries Annex

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University at Buffalo Libraries Annex
Affiliated Library
University at Buffalo
University at Buffalo
DescriptionThe Libraries Annex, a 16,000-square-foot, high-density storage facility, houses more than one million low-use books and journals. This specially-constructed building includes a reading room, document delivery center, staff work areas and parking. Annex materials may be used on-site or requested via the Libraries’ Delivery+ service.
Contact Name: Christopher  Keough
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 7166455114
Address: 3850 Rensch Road, Amherst, New York 14228 United States
Postal code: 14228
Web site URL:
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Year opened: 2006
Total Personnel:
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 1,500,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 1,300,000

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemCaiaSoft
Date Implemented2018
Previous IMSGFA Library Archival System
Date Implemented2006

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): 30
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: 70 (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):