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Williams College Library Shelving Facility

Williams College  Library Shelving Facility
Williams College Library Shelving Facility

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Williams College Library Shelving Facility
Affiliated Library
Williams College
Williams College
DescriptionTo accommodate short and long term library storage needs, Williams College constructed a high-density storage facility. The new Library Shelving Facility (LSF) is located a mile and a half north of campus onSimonds Road (Route 7). Construction began in July 2007 and was completed on schedule in May 2008. In July 2008, National Library Relocations transfered Stetson collections to be housed in the LSF.
Contact Name: David A. Chalifoux
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 413-597-4955
Address: , Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267 United States
Postal code: 01267
Web site URL:
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Year opened: 2008
Total Personnel: 3
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 900,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 300,000

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): 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: 60 (Degrees Fahrenheit)
Target operating humidity: 40 (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): 2