Iron Mountain library and archival services

Library and archival services

Innovative storage solutions for today's evolving library

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Library space is in high demand

Your library is the academic fulcrum and knowledge centre of your university, the heart of your city, or the focal point of your community. Your library is also prime real estate and every square foot is precious and coveted.

Libraries like yours are always under pressure to create space. Space for dynamic learning, social interaction and new services. Whether you’re at the helm of a huge research library or a treasured local hub – you are examining ways to balance the evolving needs of your community while ensuring the protection of and access to your collections.

Managing your collections through your next evolution

Iron Mountain has scalable library solutions that will help you manage your physical collections through your next library building project. Logistics planning for building renovations are complex when they impact your stacks. With Iron Mountain you will have a single trusted partner to help you develop a tailored solution to meet your library’s needs. Protect and maintain access to your collections, while reducing costs.

Tailored solutions by Iron Mountain

Every library is different, which is why we will work with you to create a solution that meets your moving, storage and access requirements.

Taking a step towards moving or altering your collection is daunting – whether it’s moving a few hundred books to your offsite library annex, digitising dissertations or storing uncirculated special collections offsite.

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University of San Diego Library Case Study

Watch this video to learn how Iron Mountain enabled the University of San Diego to transform their library into a state-of-the-art resource for students and faculty.

Tennessee State Library and Archives Case Study

Iron Mountain partnered with the Tennessee State Library and Archives to relocate the state's collection of historical documents, photographs and even the original constitutions to a new, state-of-the-art facility.

The University of Scranton Case Study

Detailed planning and strong transparency ensured University of Scranton's successful introduction to offsite storage.

Common library storage struggles and how Iron Mountain can help

"I need temporary offsite storage for a renovation."


Flexible Storage ensures the protection of your collection while allowing for further development and repurposing of your library space.

"I am losing stacks in my next renovation and I need long-term offsite storage."


With Iron Mountain’s offsite library storage you pay for only what you use, making short or long-term storage much more cost-effective for small or large collections.

"I’m losing my library annex because it is being repurposed."


Library Storage as a service gives you more flexibility so you can maintain your collection into the future, eliminating rush deaccession decisions.

"My collections are at risk in my rented annex."


Iron Mountain’s Library Services experts will work with you to deliver a clean storage environment with the right environmental controls for your collections.

"My institution’s high-density storage facility is at capacity and there is no room in the budget to build another module."


Do more with less by augmenting your current operations with outsourced storage. Optimise your storage by tiering content across multiple storage solutions.

We have what I think is a fascinating collection, because it combines state records, as well as private manuscripts, along with the largest book collection about Tennessee and things related to Tennessee found anywhere. To be able to take what we had and move to where we are now is such a huge step forward.
Chuck SherrillState Librarian and Archivist, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee
The library is the core of a university. It’s central to the students, it’s central to the faculty. Whether it’s the books, it's the journals, it’s the access to the information. That’s why we’re so passionate about it. 
Marian FarrellNursing Faculty, University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania
The librarians believe that the library is the heart of the campus.... We wanted to be sure that our collection was going to be safe, and was going to be well cared for. We thought that Iron Mountain had the best setup for our collection and for meeting our local needs for both our general collection and our special collections.
Dr. Theresa ByrdDean of the university library, University of San Diego, San Diego, California
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We have the experience and expertise to streamline your organization while keeping your data safe—and secure. We are especially proud to partner with libraries and archives like yours. Together, we elevate the power of your work.

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