Q. Why are so many library items located off site in the High Density Collection facility?


To make room for student study spaces and other library services, we have relocated many books to our High Density Collection (HDC) facility, where we already store millions of volumes.

HDC includes a patron request fulfillment center, and staff are able to pull books and deliver them to ASU campuses, often within a few hours, and usually within a day or two.

Please feel free to use the "Request ASU Copy" link in the library item record to request most of these items. There is no limit on these requests for our ASU affiliates.