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Rutgers University Libraries Annex

Rutgers University Libraries Annex
Rutgers University Libraries Annex

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Rutgers University Libraries Annex
Affiliated Library
Rutgers University
Rutgers University
DescriptionThe Rutgers University Libraries Annex is a remote storage facility located on the Busch Campus. The Libraries Annex opened in 1982 and the three-story construction is designed to house approximately one-half million volumes in a closed stacks temperature-controlled environment. Infrequently used periodicals, monographs, government documents, and archives are stored at the Libraries Annex.
Contact Name: Dean Meister
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 848-445-2089
Address: 47 Davidson Road , NJ, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-5603 United States
Postal code: 08854-5603
Web site URL:
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Year opened: 1982
Total Personnel:
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 750,000
Total Capacity (linear feet): 49000
Building Size (square feet): 30000
Current volume count: 500,000

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): 8
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: 35 (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