June 1, 2011

Underground Library Opens in Chicago

The University of Chicago recently completed work on an $81 million Joe and Rita Mansueto Library. The five story underground building houses all their books and keeps them preserved. A human opens one of 35,000 metal bins, then one of five robot cranes takes the tome chosen by bar code to the surface to be read in the Grand Reading Room.

Via University of Chicago

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 1, 2011 11:10 AM
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