Off-Site Storage: Bodleian Libraries Completes Swindon Move

Posted on December 27, 2011 by

From the BBC:

The £26m warehouse in Swindon, which covers 13 acres and has 153 miles of shelving, is now home to many of the libraries’ lesser-used editions.


The project to relocate the books is now complete and has been hailed as “an extraordinary success”.

Librarian Sarah Thomas said: “This has been an important year in the history of the Bodleian.

“We have tagged and moved all our books, relocated our staff, prepared the New Bodleian building for its redevelopment, opened new facilities for readers in the heart of Oxford and refreshed and developed our IT capabilities.

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