New York Public Library Repository

Facility Description

The Milstein Stacks is a two-level 55,600-square-foot underground storage space below the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street. Books are organized into nine size categories, and a high-tech, efficient retrieval system. The retrieval system features 24 electric railroad cars which make the five-minute trip to the circulation desks on the first and third floors of the main building. The cars can each carry up to thirty pounds.

Review Profile Link:

  • Facility URL: https://www.nypl.org/
  • Address: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Milstein Stacks Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
  • Zip Code: 10018-2788
  • State or Province: NY
  • Country: USA
  • Archive Facility Type: Standalone Facility - Closed Access-Automatic Storage and Retrieval Model
  • Ownership: Owned
  • Shared: Space For Single Print Archive Project
  • Shelving Capacity: 55,600 square feet
  • Average Temperature: 65 F
  • Average Humidity: 40%
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  • Fire Detection: Not specified
  • Fire Suppression: Not specified
  • Security: Not specified
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  • Lighting Type: Not specified
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