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 professional 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]



  1. ^ "Closed stack". Retrieved 2015-07-10. Having access to the stacks limited to the staff of the library or to a limited group of library users. 
  2. ^ "The Fales Library & Special Collections". Fales Library. Retrieved 2015-07-01. We maintain a closed stacks reading room for scholarly access to our book collections, archival and manuscript collections, and media holdings. 
  3. ^ [1] Frick Library collection reference.
  4. ^ [2] Frick Library reference to noncirculating materials
  5. ^ [3] Reference to using the closed stacks at the Library of Congress
  6. ^ List of libraries in the United States with more than five million volumes Library of Congress circulation listed
  7. ^ [4] National Library of Australia 2010 Report of Operations
  8. ^ [5] National Library of Finland mentions its closed-stacks on their website
  9. ^ "Bookstacks Access". The Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Retrieved 2015-07-01. ... access to this area is restricted to faculty and graduate students of the University of Illinois and those patrons with special access cards 
  10. ^ [6] Reference to Regenstein closed stack collection
  11. ^ "Mudd Library's Rules and Regulations". Princeton University. Retrieved 2015-07-01. The collections are non-circulating and are used only in designated reading rooms. 
  12. ^ [7] Collections policies page, including closed stacks policy.
  13. ^ [8] Reference to Tamiment Library using a closed stack system