New York Public Library installs $2.6M ‘Book Train’ conveyor system - Metro US

New York Public Library installs $2.6M ‘Book Train’ conveyor system


Last week,the New York Public Library releasedstunning photographs of the renovationof its historic Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room, alongwith news that the spaces would be reopening to the public on October 5th. As of this day, when guests request research materials, they’ll come from a new, $23 million state-of-the-art storage facility below Bryant Park. To bring the materials up, the library installed an innovative conveyor system known as the “book train,” which, according to a press release, “consists of 24 individual red cars that run on rails and can seamlessly and automatically transition from horizontal to vertical motion,” transporting up to 30 pounds of materials at a time in just five minutes.

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