Library Offsite Storage

About the Project

Dartmouth plans to build a 20,000 sq ft stand-alone, purpose-built storage facility to house the library's low-use print collections and College records. This facility, to be located on Dartmouth's 56 Etna Road property in Lebanon, will replace the existing Library offsite storage facility which is full. With storage capacity for 1.2 million books and 35,000 record units, the new facility will meet expected collections growth for the next 15 years and will free up space in Baker-Berry Library to enable re-envisioning spaces for students and faculty.

The decision to build a stand-along facility came after completion of a scoping study and consideration of several storage alternatives. The Library is working with Russell Scott Steedle & Capone Architects, Inc., the recognized designer of the international standard for library book storage, to design the new space.

Project Milestones

  • Planning & feasibility complete: March, 2019
  • Completion of design: Spring, 2020
  • Construction start: Summer/Fall, 2020