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General Information

a name and address
1 Type of library Cooperative storage facility
2 Name of library / Name of mother institution Kooperative Speicherbibliothek Schweiz (Cooperative Storage Facility Switzerland)
3 Address Grabenmattstrasse 15, 6233 Büron
4 Phone / Fax / Email 0041 41 932 00 00
5 Name of the director of the library Mike Märki
6 Contact person for enquiries Mike Märki, Dr. Ulrich Niederer
b population served
7 Current readership, number of registered readers NA
See answer no 21. The storage facility is serving five libraries.
8 Number of full time students Universität Luzern: 2774, PH Luzern: 1846, HSLU (Hochschule Luzern): 5913
9 Number of part time students Universität Luzern: 286, PH Luzern: 566, HSLU (Hochschule Luzern): 4364
10 Number of staff in institution Universität Luzern: 744, PH Luzern: 605, HSLU (Hochschule Luzern): 1555
c the old/original building(s)
11 Total floor area NA
See answer no. 21. The storage facility serves five libraries and has no precursor.
12 Number of reader seats NA
13 Total capacity of shelving NA
14 …in open access storage NA
15 …in closed access stacks NA
16 Number of library staff NA
17 Opening hours to the public NA

The New Building

a architect(s)
18 Firm gzp architekten ag, Zentralstrasse 10, 6003 Luzern
19 Project Architect Pius Glanzmann, Dipl. Architekt FH/ MAS ETH
20 Type of project (Off-site storage facility.)
b aims of the new building
21 Short description of the main objectives and purposes of the project New building, off-site storage facility for five academic and cantonal libraries from German speaking Switzerland: Universitätsbibliothek Basel, Zentral- & Hochschulbibliothek Luzern (ZHB), Zentralbibliothek Solothurn, libraries of the Universität Zürich, Zentralbibliothek Zürich. All libraries free valuable space in their main central buildings by storing rarely used holdings off-site, space they can use e.g. for more user places.
c special features
22 Site The facility is situated 30 - 80 kilometres from all partner libraries. A courier serves partner libraries (and other libraries from the Information Network Switzerland) on a daily basis.
23 Architecture Square high bay storage facility (72 m x 20 m x 18 m) with integrated administration tract (72 m x 10 m x 18 m). Its massive concrete construction ensures passive climatisation, its façade is made of Corten steel. The oxygen reduction guarantees fire prevention and protection.

Technical Information

24 Total gross floor area High bay storage: 1800 m² (one floor, 18 m high); administrative/house technology part: 2800 m² (4 floors)
divided into
25 Open access services Reading room (8 seats)
special rooms for (26-29)
26 Audiovisual NA
27 Computers
28 Special collections NA
29 Seminar room(s) Meeting hall, 36 to 45 seats.
special activities (30-32)
30 Exhibition space NA
31 Lecture hall NA
32 Public refreshments NA
33 Administration and staff areas Director´s office, administration, librarian, space for picking books out of CHYBÍ
34 Closed access stacks High bay storage 1'800 m², one floor.
35 Circulations areas (corridors, stairs, lifts), toilets, technical rooms, etc. Corridors, lifts, staircases: 730 m², toilets/wardrobes: 60 m², house technology: 300 m², picking areas: 16 m², spare space: 450 m².
36 Further information Administrative area: ground floor (reading room, wardrobes and toilets, 3 delivery bays), 1st floor (conference room, administration, picking area, wardrobes and toilets, house technology)
37 Number of reader seats (total) 8
divided into
38 Audiovisual NA
39 Computers NA
40 Seminar room(s) NA
41 Regular NA
b total potential capacity of shelving
42 Books and periodicals (total) 3100000 volumes [3100000 items (first module; construction of 3 more modules is possible on the site).]
43 Open access stacks NA
44 Closed access stacks 3100000 volumes
45 Compact shelving NA
46 Audiovisual materials NA
47 Other NA
48 Number of staff required to operate the new library 7 [6,9 FTE]
c mechanical features
49 Ventilation/Air Conditioning Administrative area: controlled ventilation. High bay storage area: no ventilation (apart from the very efficient ventilation through the DOPSAT!
50 Heating Through a heat pump
51 Lighting LED (according to Swiss standard 'Minergie', SIA 380/4)
52 Acoustics Administrative area: according to Swiss norms; high bay storage area: no measures.
53 Lifts, elevators, escalators Elevator for persons, elevator for heavy loads
54 Book transportation system High bay storage area: fully automated storage facility, books stored in boxes that are transported and stored by robots
55 Theft detection Storage area has an entry alarm because of the reduced oxygen and the moving robots that doubles as theft detection
56 Building management system Building automation system
57 Type of IT infrastructure WLAN
58 Other Oxygen reduction through the infusion of nitrogen

Schedule Of The Building Process

59 Planning, preliminary brief 2012/2013
60 Architectural competition Summer 2013
61 Period of project
62 Opening of the construction work August 2014
63 Conclusion of the construction January 2016
64 Furnishing and moving the collections
65 Opening of the new building for public

Costs (Including Taxes)

66 Site 2900000 euro [3.15 M CHF]
67 Building 14600000 euro [16 M CHF including fees]
68 Furniture and equipment 228 500 EUR (250 000 CHF) for equipment in administrative area, 11,4M EUR (12,5 M CHF) for logistic infrastructure
69 Fees see no 67
70 Total 30000000 euro [33 M CHF]
71 Operating costs 2700000 euro [3M CHF building costs (incl. capital costs), cca 1 M CHF for services (based on estimates)]
72 Funding (Type of commission and source of funding) External funding

Publications & Awards
Niederer, Ulrich, 2015 Aufbewahren in Bibliotheken
Niederer, Ulrich 2015 Aufbewahren in Bibliotheken – konzentrieren oder verteilen? Beides! Ein Bericht aus der Schweiz, 027.7 Zeitschrift für Bibliothekskultur, 3 (2015), No. 1, pp. 4-10 (online journal, accessed 1.12.2015)
Niederer, Ulrich, presentations at the Kuopio conferences on repository libraries 2009 and 2015 for 2009 and for 2015 (both accessed 1.12.2015)

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