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Cornell University Library Annex

Cornell University Library Annex
Cornell University Library Annex

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Cornell University Library Annex
Affiliated Library
Cornell University
Cornell University

The Library Annex is a state-of-the-art high-density facility with a climate controlled environment of 50-55⁰ F and 30-35% relative humidity.

The Annex consists of five modules. The first module was built in 1978 and has 3 stories with grated floor for air ventilation. The second module was built in 1997 and is a high-bay storage facility with 30’ high stack areas. Three subsequent modules were built in 2004 and at the time, two of the three modules were completely outfitted , The final module was completely outiftted in 2017.

The Library Annex is a clean and secure home for library materials in various formats. Access to materials is provided by electronic and physical document delivery with a 24-hour turn-around time or by the use of an on-site reading room equipped with wireless access, computers, printer, copiers, and microform readers.

Currently, the Library Annex serves primarily as a storage facility for lesser-used materials from the on-campus collections of CUL. The Library Annex also carries significant responsibilities for housing and preserving the Rare and Manuscript Collections print heritage materials. The Library Annex is committed to providing adequate protection and security for this historic material.

Contact Name: Bonna J. Boettcher
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 607) 253-3431
Address: Palm Road, Ithaca, New Mexico 14853 United States
Postal code: 14853
Web site URL:
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Year opened: 1978
Total Personnel: 9
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 6,400,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 5,000,000

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemCaiaSoft
Date Implemented2018
Previous IMSGFA Library Archival System
Date Implemented1998

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): 3018
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): 3