List of closed stack libraries

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A closed stack library contains books and other items that are not available for viewing or browsing by the general public. Many important libraries close their stacks of books to the public, limiting retrieval to professionally library staff only (policies on who may use the collections varies). Reasons for having closed stacks vary, and include preventing theft and minimizing reshelving errors.[1][2]

List of libraries with closed stacks[edit]


  1. ^ [1] reference to closed-stacks
  2. ^ [2] LIS Wiki reference to closed-stacks
  3. ^ * * [3] Reference to Fales Library using a closed stack system
  4. ^ [4] Frick Library collection reference
  5. ^ [5] Frick Library reference to noncirculating materials
  6. ^ [6] Reference to using the closed stacks at the Library of Congress
  7. ^ List of libraries in the United States with more than five million volumes Library of Congress circulation listed
  8. ^ [7] National Library of Australia 2010 Report of Operations
  9. ^ [8] National Library of Finland mentions its closed-stacks on their website
  10. ^ [9] Reference to Regenstein closed stack collection
  11. ^ [10] Mudd Library's Rules and Regulations
  12. ^ [11] Collections policies page, including closed stacks policy.
  13. ^ [12] Reference to Tamiment Library using a closed stack system