Ivy Stacks is a high-density storage and retrieval facility located one mile west of Alderman Library. It currently holds over one million books and other materials from the University of Virginia’s libraries, all of which are available for checkout through VIRGO.
An expansion of the facility is underway and, by spring 2018, the number of items that can be housed there will double. Additionally, an on-site reading room is being constructed for researchers. Ivy Stacks will also be outfitted with solar panels to reduce its energy footprint. We will be retrieving materials from Ivy Stacks during this construction.
The video below from UVA Magazine demonstrates how requests are filled and how this facility differs from our other libraries.
Ivy Stacks Expansion
Ivy Stacks expansion will occupy the space directly next to the existing Ivy Stacks. Construction, taking place in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, will double the facility’s capacity.
On December 14-15, 2017, the tilt-up walls to the new facility were installed. Check out photos from this event to see this fascinating process: Album 1 (photographer: Guy Mengel), Album 2 (photographer: Amber Lautigar Reichert), Album 3 (photographer: Dave Griles).