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ARC (Automated Retrieval Center)

What is the ARC?

Automated Retrieval Robot delivering booksThe Automated Retrieval Center or "ARC" is a large storage facility within the library where less used materials are stored in order to make space in the library for other services and collections.

Robots are used to retrieve and shelve materials stored in the ARC and there are approximately 100 ARC requests per day.

How do I know if an item is in the ARC?

In Usearch under 'Refine My Results' there is a location for 'ARC'.  

Log into your account using your uNID and password to place a request for an item that is listed as in the ARC.  Just select 'Request' from within the Locations & Request tab of the item you are interested in.

After your request has been processed you can pick up your item at the Reserve Desk on Level 2.  An email confirmation will be sent to you when the item is available.  Items typically are available within 15 minutes during open library hours.  Long runs of microfilm may take longer than 15 minutes to be pulled.  

 Last Modified 5/6/15