Tulane Off-Site Library Facility
Nearly 700,000 volumes from the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library are housed at its off-site storage facility at 900 South Jefferson Davis Parkway about two miles north of Tulane's uptown campus. This includes some 500,000 older volumes from the library's general collection as well as a substantial amount of archival material from its special collections. The Tulane Off-Site Library Facility was opened in 2003. Circulating materials housed off site are listed in the library's online catalog and a courier makes a daily run in each weekday that ensures 24-hour turn around on off-site requests, excluding weekends. Users make these requests using the convenient Off-site Materials Request Form.
On its own the off-site facility would be considered a large library and it is indeed the third largest in Louisiana. It's also a wonderful collection; comparative collection analysis has shown that nearly 60 percent of its holdings are unique among the 14 largest research libraries in the Southeastern United States.
A 14,000 square foot corner of the off-site facility is home to the Tulane Libraries Recovery Center, a program to handle more than 800,000 items from restoration, donations, and initial replacement purchases planned as a means to rebuild collections damaged or lost after Hurricane Katrina.