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RE: Quick Question: Library Stack Loads

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Dave,

The IBC uses:
	Reading rooms 60 psf
	Stack Rooms the greater of 150 psf or 65 pcf for books and shelving
combined
		(which accounts for the invention of the ladder)

The IBC is roughly the same as the NAVFAC

Regards,
Harold Sprague

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Dave Adams [SMTP:davea(--nospam--at)laneengineers.com]
> Sent:	Tuesday, January 25, 2000 4:44 PM
> To:	'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject:	Quick Question:  Library Stack Loads
> 
> Hello all...
> 
> Wanted to find out what range of loading folks are using to design library
> stack floors. I know there are numbers in the Codes and much of it will
> depend on the type of book and the type/extent of shelves, but I thought
> I'd
> find out what seem to be numbers that work in different cases.
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> Dave Adams, S.E.