Western Libraries

Downsview Storage Project

June 02, 2015

Western Libraries is collaborating with the libraries at McMaster University, Queen's University, University of Ottawa, and University of Toronto, to develop a coordinated approach that will ensure long-term sustainability of retaining low-use print materials through a shared preservation storage project at the University of Toronto’s Downsview facility. By bringing together expansive and efficient high-density storage, an existing retrieval and transportation network and new models of desktop delivery, this project will ensure that low-use print materials remain readily available for research and study while enabling individual partner libraries to release space for new purposes. As the project moves forward, more details will be shared. Please send questions to Office of the University Librarian.