The Minnesota Library Access Center is a "building inside of a building." The wall on the right has been built to support the sandstone cavern walls. The foil-lined wall on the left is the outside of MLAC.
The Minnesota Library Access Center is our high-density storage facility for Minnesota
libraries that stores and makes available important but little used books. Unlike a library
which shelves items either by subject or alphabetically by title, MLAC shelves items by size.
The goal is to shelve at the highest density possible to maximize space usage.