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Access Policies
The nature of a high density facility precludes the possibility of browsing through the
collection to locate materials. Generally, users with specific needs are encouraged to
request delivery of books and journals to the on-campus library of their choice. In cases
where the user must consult a large number of volumes at once, however, it may instead be
more convenient to ask for those materials to be retrieved and held in the reading room at
the Facility. Both Penn and non-Penn users may contact the High Density Storage Facility
staff at 215-573-5662 or at storage@pobox.upenn.edu to arrange a visit if it is appropriate.
Please note: Visits MUST be arranged in advance, to give the staff time to retrieve the
needed materials.
Borrowing Policies and Procedures
Any library user, including visitors, may request that materials stored at the High Density
Storage Facility be delivered to an on-campus library. Patrons may request materials for
weekday on-campus delivery. Materials are delivered twice each weekday to Van Pelt
Library, and once each weekday to other Penn Libraries, so turnaround time is 24 hours or
Any person who is authorized to borrow other Penn materials may also check out
circulating Storage materials. Some materials, including those published before 1850, must
be used in the library. Storage materials may be charged at any Library pickup point,
including Van Pelt or any of the other Penn Libraries. Loan policies for Storage materials
are the same as Van Pelt Library policies for other materials with the exception of bound
journal volumes. Bound journals from Storage may circulate for one week. People who
don't have borrowing privileges must use Storage materials at the designated library pickup
Requesting a Delivery from Storage
There are a number of ways to request storage materials. Penn faculty, staff, students,
affiliates and medical staff should use the "Place Requests" feature in Franklin. Once you
have displayed a record for available Storage material in Franklin, click on "Place
Requests" and log in using your Patron Barcode and Last Name. Then select either "Deliver
to Another Library" for monographs or entire journal volumes, or "Get from Storage" for
specific articles. Fill out the required information, including your Barcode and the Comments
box, and then submit your request.
Courtesy borrowers should use the "Get from Storage" form for all requests.
High Density Storage
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