DeepStore, one of the UK’s fastest growing records management companies, has recently extended its partnership with Oxford University’s world famous Bodleian Library, which has been a valued client since 2004.

The Bodleian Library has long outgrown its current storage facilities and is in the initial stages of planning a brand new book storage facility. Whilst the plans are taking shape, DeepStore is delighted to be able to support the library with their immediate requirements.

DeepStore will be initially housing 73,500 boxes/2m volumes in one of their UK sites. The Cheshire facility offers unparalleled natural security and an environment that lends itself to storing long-term archive material 150 metres below ground. It is completely free from the dangers of UV light, vermin and flooding, and such an environment is essential for a collection of some of the best special collections and print holdings in the world.

JoAnne Sparks, Assistant Director, Research and Learning Services stated: “Our primary objective is to ensure that we preserve Bodleian’s precious and unique collections in appropriate conditions so that we can make them available to scholars in Oxford and worldwide, today and for generations to come. We believe that DeepStore can effectively support and assist us in doing so whilst the Bodleian book storage facility is still in the planning stages.”

Stephen Holmes, Managing Director of DeepStore added; “We are extremely pleased that we are able to extend our services to help the Bodleian Library during their development plans. We will be working together to ensure that the best long and short term services are offered to the Library users, including a next working day delivery service.”