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Building Master Plan: High-Density Shelving Tower

The linchpin of all three phases of the renovation is the replacement of the original 1937 shelving at the center of the building with a mechanical high-density shelving tower. This will alow us to store more items in far less space.

Unlike some other libraries that have moved large portions of their collections into off-site storage, we will have all items readily available.

Moving materials into high-density shelving allows us to:

Extend the useful life of the current building
Provide a permanent (on-site) home for archival and lesser-used research items
Repurpose free space for classrooms, labs, group study, and other activities