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Materials scheduled for re-location to the LAB
During the comment period, anyone in the University Community can request any item be reconsidered for remaining in the Edmon Low Library by completing the Reconsideration Form.
- Print materials moving to the LAB (Opens in a new window)
- Books published before 1869
- Books in call numbers 330-400 purchased before 2010 that have never been checked out
- Books in call numbers 400-499 purchased before 2010 that have never been checked out
- Books in call numbers 650-659 purchased before 2010 that have never been checked out
- Books in call numbers 700-799 purchased before 2010 that have never been checked out
Materials requested from the LAB, will be delivered to the Edmon Low Library within 24 hours during the work week (Mon. - Fri.).
Reasons for Sending Material to the LAB
- Space – the primary reason for sending materials to the LAB is to provide adequate space for high-use material and new print acquisitions.
- Low use – circulation records provide a clear history of an item’s use, but low use or potential low use can be surmised for the following categories:
- Item that have been superseded by more recent editions or electronic editions
- Items in subject areas with no current teaching or research relevance
- Older items in disciplines that rely chiefly on recently published material
- Preservation – the controlled environment of the LAB makes it the optimal place to shelve fragile or damaged items
- Security – the LAB is an appropriate choice for shelving materials that are valuable or at risk of theft or mutilation
The following criteria represent general guidelines. The criteria concerning date of publication, circulation records, and date of entry into the collection will be used to generate reports for relocation of selection materials. Criteria may include (but not be limited to):
- Print (bound) serials - serials duplicated with electronic subscriptions
- Print books
- Duplicate copies
- Print books duplicated in electronic format (example: HathiTrust)
- Print books that haven’t circulated in 15 years
- Print books in poor condition needing special care/preservation
- Print books published prior to 1940 (older than 75 years)
- Material identified as fragile, in Special Collections and University Archives, or Government Documents Dept.
Due to the nature of the building, and the safety and security of materials, the LAB has restricted public access. Individuals needing items housed at the LAB may request them via the Document Delivery Form. Requests will be processed as soon as possible, and returned for pick up at the Main Library Circulation & Information Desk, at the Edmon Low Library within 24 hours during the work week (Mon. - Fri.). Requests will be filled using the established policy:
- Articles & Book pages: will be posted to the web for electronic access unless print is stipulated
- Books will be delivered to the Edmon Low Library Circulation & Information Desk for pick up
- Fragile and/or non-circulating materials: will be made available for in-Library use in the Paul Miller Reading Room in Special Collections & University Archives within the Edmon Low Library.
- For Researchers needing access to multiple volumes, these materials will be made available in the library by special arrangement.