Library Annex

University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

The Library Annex at the University of Kansas represents the state-of-the-art in library depository design, providing a highly efficient and secure archival environment. The Annex provides environmentally conditioned archival storage space for an estimated 3.2 million volumes with planned expansion for 6.4 million volumes.

Highly efficient receiving and work areas, including an enclosed receiving dock and daylit processing areas, contribute to the archive’s operational efficiency. The Annex incorporates innovative systems technology including high bay storage shelving, high-efficiency mechanical systems and a highly secure and weather hardened exterior enclosure. A film storage module was added in Phase 2 for archival storage of acetate films and negatives.   


PROJECT SIZE

17,100 GSF
Phase I

9,900 GSF Phase II

 

CONSTRUCTION COST

$4.2 Million Phase I

$2.3 Million Phase II

SERVICES PROVIDED

Architecture

Interior Design

Programming

Site Development

Space Planning and FF&E