The second phase of Syracuse University Libraries’ 14,000-square-foot storage facility on South Campus is now complete. The facility provides temperature and humidity-controlled cool and cold storage vaults in the building.
The facility addition was designed to provide optimum environmental conditions for the storage and preservation of items from the Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center. Unique, rare and fragile materials that require cold (32°F, 40% relative humidity) or cool (50°F, 30% relative humidity) environmental conditions can be stored in Module 2 for secure and long-term preservation. Module 2 also has customized security technology, fire protection and environmental controls that will halt degradation and extend the life of these valuable collections by several hundred years, ensuring crucial access to materials for teaching, research and scholarship at Syracuse University.
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