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West Virginia University: Book Storage Facility

  • New 21,300 SF High-Density Book Storage Facility
  • WVU Library needed a high-density book storage facility with a capacity ‎for approximately 1 million volume equivalents
  • The loading ‎on the floor amounts to 18,000 lbs
  • The storage facility has the following special features:‎
    • Bar coding
    • High level order picker vehicle
    • 3,000 SF processing area
    • High density shelving system
    • Provisions for fire protection
    • Close tolerance heating, ventilating, & air conditioning system
    • Lighting upgrades: high pressure sodium lighting fixtures
    • Vapor barriers: in order to maintain a relative humidity in the 40% or lower range it was ‎necessary to have a very tight vapor barrier around the high-density storage system
    • “Super Flat” floor for storage area