Robotic Retrieval System

The Robotic Retrieval System (RRS) is a storage and retrieval system housing University Libraries’ materials which can hold up to 1.2 million volumes. The RRS is located in Ekstrom Library.

Scheduling Tours

Thank you for your interest in visiting the University of Louisville Libraries’ Robotic Retrieval System!

To schedule a tour, please contact:

Alice Abbott-Moore
Robotic Retrieval System Supervisor
(502) 852-7621

Where: Ekstrom Library West Wing, First Floor

Hours: Available hours that Ekstrom Library is open.

Tour Policies

One week notice is required to schedule a tour. We will do our best to accommodate.

Tours are available during the hours: 10 AM - 4 PM, Monday - Friday.

For high school students and adults, the room limit is 20 people maximum.

For grade school visitors:

  • The touring school is to provide chaperons who will need to be mindful of the children's surroundings and help with safety.
  • The room limit is 10 people maximum. If groups are too large to divide up, the group will remain in the lobby to view demonstrations of the RRS.

NOTE: If any group is deemed incapable of behaving in a safe and appropriate manner, the RRS tour will be conducted from the lobby outside of the Circulation Desk.