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University of Pittsburgh Thomas Blvd. Library

University of Pittsburgh Thomas Blvd. Library
University of Pittsburgh Thomas Blvd. Library

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University of Pittsburgh Thomas Blvd. Library
Affiliated Library
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
Contact Name: Sharon Jasneski
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 412-648-5424
Address: 7500 Thomas Boulevard, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208 United States
Postal code: 15208
Web site URL:
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Year opened: 2002
Total Personnel: 6
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 6,000,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet): 40600
Current volume count: 2,900,000

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemCaiaSoft
Date Implemented2020
Previous IMSLocally Developed

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): 4