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Stanford Auxiliary Library 3

Stanford Auxiliary Library 3
Stanford Auxiliary Library 3

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Stanford Auxiliary Library 3
Affiliated Library
Stanford University
Stanford University
DescriptionSAL3 is a high-density cold storage preservation facility in Livermore, CA that holding overflow collections from across Stanford Libraries. SAL3 is a storage-only location; materials held at SAL3 may be requested for campus delivery through SearchWorks. SAL3 has a small reading room open to members of the Stanford community by appointment for use of general circuating collections only. Please contact the appropriate Subject Librarian to arrange on-site use of these collections.
Contact Name: Rebecca Pernell
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 650-723-1493
Address: , Livermore, California 94550-7191 United States
Postal code: 94550-7191
Web site URL:
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Year opened:
Total Personnel:
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 4,800,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 3,551,421

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):
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: 38 (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): 50