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University of Michigan Buhr Remote Shelving Facility

University of Michigan Buhr Remote Shelving Facility
University of Michigan Buhr Remote Shelving Facility

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University of Michigan Buhr Remote Shelving Facility
Affiliated Library
University of Michigan
University of Michigan
DescriptionThe Buhr Shelving Facility supplements the storage capacity of library facilities, and prolongs the useful life of library materials in a preservation-sensitive environment. The Buhr Shelving Facility currently houses 3.2 million items.
Contact Name: Geoffrey F Stoll
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 734-763-9089
Address: 837 Greene Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-3297 United States
Postal code: 48109-3297
Web site URL:
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Year opened: 1981
Total Personnel:
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 3,275,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 3,200,000

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemNone
Date Implemented
Integrated library system? The facility uses an ILS
rather than a dedicated inventory management 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: 65 (Degrees Fahrenheit)
Target operating humidity: 45 (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): 3