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The "stacks" are storage areas, not reading rooms.
The term refers to the narrow-aisled, multilevel systems of iron or steel shelving that were developed in libraries to meet increasing demands for storage space.
Some categories are "open-stacks," allowing visitors to browse the documents, while some are "closed stacks" of files reserved for registered site members only.
Those categories marked with are closed stacks available only to registered individuals, such as PATC trail overseers.