The Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP): Forrestal Shelving Facility

The Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP): Forrestal Shelving Facility

ReCAP

Size: 181,2100 s.f. (2000-present)

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

ReCAP (The Research Collections and Preservation Consortium) a consortium of Columbia University, the New York Public Library and Princeton University proceeded to develop, own, occupy and operate a state-of-the-art library facility on a site in Princeton Forrestal Center in Princeton, NJ. The modular design accommodates a proprietary shelving and storage system which has been successfully utilized in several other comparable facilities. Modules I-III were completed in October 2001. Module IV was completed in 2004. Module V opened in March 2008 and has achieved considerable notoriety for having solar panels outfitted on the roof. Modules VI and VII increased capacity by 40 percent and began operating in the fall of 2013.

Currently housing in excess of nine million volumes, ReCAP is the largest collection of library materials under one roof in the world.

Project manager for the consortium since 2000, Aegis also provides ongoing facility management and project management advice and counsel to the ReCAP Board of Governors.