Level of Description


  • 1 Boxes (Whole)



  • Abstract

    University Libraries; SWORD; Southwest Ohio Regional Depository (SWORD) - Plans Phase 2; Box 1 [10A-C-1C]

    Not Indexed

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Materials do not circulate and are made available to users in the Miami University Archives.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Materials do circulate and may only be used in the archives.

  • Preferred Citation

    Miami University Libraries. Miami University Archives, Oxford, Ohio

  • Physical Location

    Miami University Archives, King Library, 3rd Floor, Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

  • General

    The Southwest Ohio Regional Depository (SWORD) is located on Miami's Middletown Campus. The Depository is a remote storage facility that houses less frequently used library materials. Requests for books and complete journal volumes may be placed online. Once you have located the item you need in Miami's online Library catalog, select the Request Item link and follow instructions. Please allow 2-3 business days to receive the requested item. Materials will be sent to the library location that you designate at the time of the request.

    Copies of articles from journals housed in the Southwest Depository can also be requested. Locate the journal title you need in the MiamiLINK catalog, select the Request Item link, then select Article from S.W. Depository. Complete all the information about the journal article on the online form. As with other materials requested from SWORD, please allow 2-3 business days. You will receive a URL at which you can obtain the item you requested, or the item may be sent to the library location that you designate at the time of the request.

  • General

    Brief Overview The Southwest Ohio Regional Depository (SWORD) is specially designed for the remote storage of permanently held, little used library materials from the library collections of Central State University, Miami University, the University of Cincinnati, and Wright State University. The depository, located on Miami University's Middletown Campus, is one of five such facilities to be constructed in the State of Ohio with funding from the Ohio Board of Regents.

    SWORD is designed and constructed to provide the cooperating libraries with an excellent preservation environment for storing materials in an economical, high-density shelving system. SWORD is comprised of two 30-foot tall storage modules, the first opening in September 1994 and the second in 2000. The windowless storage modules have a capacity of two million volumes and maintain temperatures and relative humidity between 58 degrees and 40% in the winter and 65 degrees and 50% in the summer. Materials housed in the modules are shelved by size and located by barcode.

    Items in the depository may be requested through catalogs of the cooperating libraries (Miami University, University of Cincinnati, Wright State University, Central State University) or through the OhioLINK catalog.


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    1; Southwest Ohio Regional Depository (SWORD) - Plans Phase 2; 10A-C-1C