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Moving or Relocating a Library: Home

Resources to help libraries to physically relocate their collections.
Icon of a moving truck with text that reads: Moving a LibraryPlanning is an essential element to moving a library collection - and the earlier the planning process begins, the better. This resource guide provides general information and guidance on moving your library collection. 


Please note: The ALA does not endorse products or companies.
For a list of library movers and moving companies, please see Library Moving Companies in the American Libraries Buyers Guide

Online Resources about Moving Library Collections

Additional resources can be found by doing a web search using the terms shifting library stacks. This will provide results for both shifting items within a library (moving stacks) and major moves involving relocating building contents.

Books and Articles about Library Relocation