Drawers for map storage
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Documents stored in our book stacks come in different sizes and formats: books, magazines, maps, posters, music scores and audiovisual medias. The documents are stored according to their format on shelves or in drawers. When a document is requested it takes on average 30 minutes to reach the loan service. After the loan period, the document is checked and then re-shelved.

Newspaper stacks
Newspaper stacks
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Given the NL’s mandate, our collections are constantly growing. The construction and entry into service of the west stack in May 2009 ensures we have sufficient capacity for our collections until 2037.

Last modification 19.08.2009

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