“The HDL expansion at the Spy Hill Campus was one of eight key UCalgary infrastructure projects that received federal funding from the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (PSI-SIF). The HDL is a high-performance, climate-controlled storage facility built in 2010. It was awarded Gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
“Because of this expansion, we have been able to reimagine our workflows. The HDL is now the central intake and processing point for all materials coming to the university’s libraries, archives and special collections,” says Dr. Mary-Jo Romaniuk, vice-provost (libraries and cultural resources). “The new spaces greatly expand our capacity to care for collections of rare and unique materials of cultural significance.”
Twenty-seven staff members from main campus have relocated to the HDL to work in the expanded space for arranging, describing and processing library acquisitions including books and journals, donations and archival materials.” source