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Library Collections Space Initiative

Tulane Libraries Off-Site Storage Facility

The Tulane Libraries Off-Site Storage Facility was opened in 2003, and today is the third largest library in Louisiana in relation to total volumes held .  All circulating materials housed at the facility are listed in the library's online catalog and a courier makes a daily run there each weekday that ensures 24-hour turn around on off-site requests, excluding weekends. 

The facility is located at 900 S. Norman C. Francis Parkway about two miles north of Tulane's uptown campus. It houses about 800,000 book and serial volumes and thousands of linear feet of archival material from Howard-Tilton Memorial Library collections, as well as other materials owned by the Newcomb College Institute, the Newcomb Art Museum, and the Amistad Research Center. A portion of the off-site facility housed the Tulane Libraries Recovery Center that was used to process and temporarily store restored or replacement collections after Hurricane Katrina.  Archival materials from the library's special collections stored at the facility include manuscripts from its Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC), historic architectural drawings from the Southeastern Architectural Archive, and newspapers from the Latin American Library.

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