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Rice University Library Service Center

Rice University Library Service Center
Rice University Library Service Center

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Rice University Library Service Center
Affiliated Library
Rice University
Rice University
Contact Name: James Springer
E-mail address:
Phone Number:
Address: 11620 South Main Street, Houston, Texas 77025 United States
Postal code: 77025
Web site URL:
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Year opened: 2004
Total Personnel:
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 1,750,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 1,142,838

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemCaiaSoft
Date Implemented2023
Previous IMSGFA Library Archival System
Date Implemented2004

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: 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): 6