UTS commissions underground library retrieval system


Logistics systems integrator Dematic will implement a new automated library retrieval system for the University of Technology in Sydney

UTS commissions underground library retrieval system
UTS commissions underground library retrieval system

September 7, 2012

Logistics systems integrator Dematic will implement a new automated library retrieval system (LRS) for the University of Technology in Sydney.

Part of University of Technology's (UTS) billion dollar ‘master plan’ to redevelop its city campus, the library system will be built underground in the centre of Sydney.

It will be located directly beneath what will be Alumni Green, complete with skylights allowing students to see down into the aisles from above.

The underground LRS will comprise six, 15 metre high storage and retrieval (SR) machines.

Around 950,000 books will be stored in the system across 12,100 storage locations, grouped by size in purpose-made, book-friendly bins.

Dematic will be responsible for installation of the machines, racking, bins, software, workstations, and after sales service and support.

"The Library Retrieval System is one of the major enabling technologies for our future library and we are really excited to work with Dematic," says UTS University Librarian Mal Booth.

"The LRS will be a cornerstone in managing our collection so that we can create library spaces centred on our clients, not just our books."

The Library Retrieval System is one of the major new facilities proposed under UTS City Campus Master Plan 4, a $1 billion redevelopment of the campus. The Master Plan will also deliver a new library located adjacent the LRS.

Work on the
library system
will begin in August 2013, going live the following year.

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