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Syracuse University Libraries Facility

Syracuse University Libraries Facility
Syracuse University Libraries Facility

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Syracuse University Libraries Facility
Affiliated Library
Syracuse University
Syracuse University
DescriptionThe Syracuse University Libraries Facility is a 20,000 square foot high-density storage facility that houses approximately 1.2 million volumes. Providing an ideal environment of 50 degrees and 30% humidity, the facility significantly extends the life of library materials and allows for overall growth in SU Libraries' collections. Material is stored in The Facility's vault on 12-foot moveable shelving. With this distinctive shelf mobility and height, The Facility utilizes an innovative and unique model for providing high-density storage. The environmental conditions of the vault are kept constant using state-of-the art canvas ductwork and optimal shelf spacing around the clock. In addition to the vault storage area, the Facility building also includes a large processing area and a high-tech conference room. The Facility will house a large variety of material including books, journals, rare and archival material, video and audio recordings, maps, architectural tubes and microfilm/fiche.
Contact Name: Anthony W. Carbone
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 315-443-1188
Address: 1556 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13244 United States
Postal code: 13244
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Year opened: 2012
Total Personnel:
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 1,200,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet): 20000
Current volume count: 2,000,000

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemCaiaSoft
Date Implemented2023
Previous IMSGFA Library Archival System
Date Implemented2012

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): 12
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):