The Library Storage Facility is a high-density, environmentally-controlled shelving facility that houses library materials not used on a regular basis. 


  • To protect and preserve the library's collections.
  • To promote effective use of space for the library.
  • To provide access to all materials housed in the facility.

Requesting Items from the Storage Facility

Items in the library catalogue with the location "Storage Facility" should be requested via the Hold/Request button. If you do not have Hold/Request privileges, use the Storage Facility Retrieval Request form instead.

Items requested from the Storage Facility are normally delivered to the Library Services Desk by late morning on the following weekday (Monday mornings for items requested on the weekend). You will be notified by email once your material is available.

As email notification is automated and sent out only once a day in the early morning, you may not receive your email until the following day. Your requested item(s) may already be available for pick-up. Please inquire at the Library Services Desk.

Onsite Consultation

Fill out the Storage Facility Appointment Request form if you would like to consult materials directly at the Storage Facility.

Content last updated: August 27, 2018