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  • Yes, stacks. I've been to the main repository at Boston Spa: all low oxygen, low temperature, massive computerised retrieval robot-ladder things. There are humans loading and unloading crates though. TBH, I think they'd still have more oxygen in that massive space than in a stuffy over-crowded reading room in the UCL building where I work. In the BeforeTimes, students were living in the library 24/7 in the run-up to exams, and I don't mind telling you, they fucking stank.

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