420. Stack

Definition

A room used to house arranged collections of educational materials for use as a study resource.

Description

Stacks typically appear in central, branch, or departmental libraries and are characterized by accessible, arranged, and managed collections. Collections can include books, periodicals, journals, monographs, micro-materials, electronic storage media (e.g., tapes, disks, slides, etc.), musical scores, maps, and other educational materials. Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2006). Postsecondary Education Facilities