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Texas Tech University Library Remote Storage Facility

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Texas Tech University Library Remote Storage Facility
Affiliated Library
Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University
DescriptionThe Library's Remote Storage Facility houses over 421,000 items that cannot be housed at the main Library and encompasses over 14,000 square feet in its three buildings. The Libraries Building Services & Inventory department is charged with maintaining and cleaning the facility on a regular basis.
Contact Name: Donna McDonald
E-mail address:
Phone Number:
Address: 3212 East Slaton Highway, Lubbock, Texas 79404 United States
Postal code: 79404
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Year opened: 2008
Total Personnel:
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 421,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet): 14000
Current volume count: 421,000

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemNone
Date Implemented
Previous IMSNone
Date Implemented2008
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):
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): 8