21, No. 18, April 18, 2002
Library's storage facility to be
constructed this summer
Construction of the University Librarys high-density storage facility
will begin this summer. Located on Oak Street, the facility will house
materials from the collection that are used less frequently. Users will
be able to check out items from any library unit on campus, and a daily
delivery service to these locations will be offered. For those who wish
to use the new facility, a reading room and parking will be available.
During the next several months, library staff members will select and
mark items for relocation. Currently, materials are processed and returned
to the shelves, but they will be moved later to a temporary holding
area to be inventoried. As a result, retrieval times for certain items
could be delayed up to but not longer than one day.
Library users are asked to rely on library personnel for assistance
during the transfer of materials. For current information about the
storage facility, visit the Librarys Office of Planning and Budgeting
Web site at:www.library.uiuc.edu/administration/PlanningBudget/storage/default.htm.