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 University Library joined as ReCAP's first Associate Member. 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 

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

Princeton University Library 
1 Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544

Harvard Library 
1 Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138


Members of the Board of Directors

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

Troy Eggers. Vice Provost for Administration and Planning, Columbia 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. University Librarian, Princeton University

Paul LaMarche, Treasurer. Vice Provost for Space Programming and Planning, Princeton University

Sarah Thomas. Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian, Harvard University.