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British Library's automated storage system unveiled

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The British Library has unveiled a new automated storage facility and the BBC's Phil Bodmer has been given a look around.

Much of the sorting and carrying at the futuristic £26 million building at Boston Spa in West Yorkshire is carried out by robots.

The additional storage building will eventually house approximately seven million items from the UK national collection.

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