In June 2000, Columbia University, Princeton University and The New York Public Library signed a partnership agreement to jointly construct and operate a remote high-density book shelving facility. The newly formed partnership is officially entitled The Research Collections and Preservation (ReCAP) Consortium, Inc. In July 2016, Harvard Library joined as ReCAP's first Associate Member and in 2019 it became a full member of the consortium. These research libraries have agreed to store collections at ReCAP to ensure preservation of the printed record, and to work together to build collections and enhance access to their holdings through cooperative efforts.

Columbia University Library 
535 West 114th St.
New York, NY 10027 

Harvard Library 
1 Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138

The New York Public Library 
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018

Princeton University Library 
1 Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544


Members of the Board of Directors

Ann Thornton. Chair. Vice Provost and University Librarian, Columbia University.

Soulaymane Kachani. Senior Vice Provost, Columbia University.

Martha Whitehead. Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian, Harvard University.

Peggy Newell. Deputy Provost, Harvard University.

William Kelly. Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries, The New York Public Library.

Jennifer Friedman. Director of Capital and Real Estate Initiatives, The New York Public Library.

Anne Jarvis. Robert H. Taylor 1930 University Librarian, Princeton University

Steve Semenuk. Treasurer & Secretary. Operating Budget Director, Princeton University