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Texas Christian University Library Estanterías

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LDS Group USA (Library Design Systems), an Authorized Montel Distributor serving Texas and Oklahoma, is pleased to announce the completion of the library off-site high bay storage systems project for the Mary Couts Burnett Library at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas.


To address a need for more study space in the Mary Couts Burnett Library, TCU planned to relocate some of the books to an off-site storage facility a few miles from campus. The plan would move 800,000 materials, including books, bound periodicals and archives, which constituted about two-thirds of all materials housed in the library.


Inspired by the Harvard Depository model, the off-site items are contained in a high-density storage system, in which the materials are shelved in open cardboard box trays based on size rather than subject matter or call number. By combining a state-of-the-art construction with a temperature and humidity controlled archival-quality storage environment, the off-site storage facility actually keeps books and items better preserved in a cost-effective manner.


Recently, LDS Group USA was awarded a contract to furnish, deliver and install new stationary high bay high-density storage units. More specifically, LDS Group USA supplied Montel’s HI-BAY™ off-site high-bay storage shelving for archival & book depository storage. ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008 certified, having a minimum of 30-years experience in the continuous manufacture of shelving systems, Montel provided single source responsibility, meaning all elements of the shelving components would be supplied by Montel.


Texas Christian University is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,456, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 277 acres. The Mary Couts Burnett Library provides students and faculty access to over 1.5 million books and audio-visual materials and over 79,000 current journals, electronically and in paper. The Library has been a depository for federal documents since 1916 and participated in the Texas depository library program for more than 60 years. Portions of the U.S. documents collection date as far back as the eighteenth century. The library was designated a European Union Documentation Centre in 1996.



Established in 1924, Montel Inc. is the pioneer of high-density mobile shelving storage system solutions in North America. Manufacturer of products for business, industrial, education, library, museums, healthcare, public safety, government, and military applications, Montel’s achievements include some of the most prestigious projects in North America and around the world. Family-owned and privately held, the company serves clients through a network of Authorized Montel Distributors throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. To learn more about Montel and/or for a no-obligation space storage analysis, contact us at 877-935-0236 or


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