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Cambridge University Library Storage Facility

Cambridge University Library Storage Facility
Cambridge University Library Storage Facility

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Cambridge University Library Storage Facility
Affiliated Library
University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge
DescriptionThe Library Storage Facility provides long-term storage for low use printed material acquired by the main University Library, affiliated libraries and other faculty and departmental libraries of the University. It also houses some map collections in plan chests. Items from the Library Storage Facility cannot be borrowed by readers and it is not open to readers: there are no facilities for consulting material at the store.
Contact Name: Robin James
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Address: Lancaster Way Business Park, Ely, England CB6 3NW United Kingdom
Postal code: CB6 3NW
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Year opened: 2018
Total Personnel: 12
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 4,000,000
Total Capacity (linear feet): 347769
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 1,100,000

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemSPAN Warehouse Management System
Date Implemented

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): 36
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): 20