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University of Calgary High Density Library

University of Calgary High Density Library
University of Calgary High Density Library

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University of Calgary High Density Library
Affiliated Library
University of Calgary
University of Calgary
DescriptionThe High Density Library (HDL) is an environmentally controlled remote storage facility for less-used library material. The High Density Library phase 2 also houses the physical processing units for Library cataloguing and Archival Processing.
Contact Name: Heather D'Amour
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 403-220-6128
Address: 11711 - 85 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T3R 1J3 Canada
Postal code: T3R 1J3
Web site URL:
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Year opened: 2010
Total Personnel:
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes):
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
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Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemCaiaSoft
Date Implemented2022
Previous IMSGFA Library Archival System
Date Implemented2010

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: (Degrees Fahrenheit)
Target operating humidity: (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):