Syracuse University Libraries Facility is a state-of-the-art, 20,000 square foot, high-density storage complex. By utilizing space-saving technologies, the Facility allows for better use of study space and meeting rooms on campus by providing an alternate storage location of materials, without sacrificing timely access. Additionally, it provides an ideal environment for the preservation of library materials, by providing a constant temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit with 30% humidity for optimal long-term protection.
Syracuse University Libraries Facility houses a large variety of formats, including journals, monographs, microform, video and audio recordings, maps, architectural drawings, and rare archival material. With the use of moveable shelving and a three barcode system, collections are organized by size for optimum space management. This allows for maximum efficiency and accurate location of items quickly.
Journal articles are scanned and delivered digitally, while physical items are prepared and transported to Bird Library for pick-up. Items are typically available on the next business day. Upon special request, SU affiliates may schedule an appointment for use of material in the on-site conference room. The Syracuse University Libraries Facility provides service to the collection Sunday through Friday.