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Request Items From NRLF Storage (Northern Regional Library Facility)

Northern Regional Library Facility

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The Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) is an off-site University of California cooperative library storage facility located in Richmond, the first of its kind in California.

Items are retrieved using UCSC's Interlibrary Loan service.

NRLF Facts and Figures:

  • Located on the grounds of UC Berkeley's Richmond Field Station
  • Offers high-density, low-cost housing for infrequently used library materials belonging to northern California libraries
  • Depositors to NRLF are libraries are UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz, and the California State Library
  • As of June 2012, the Facility held over 5.9 million items (mostly books and journal volumes, but also microfilm, maps, audio discs, manuscripts, archives, and other formats normally collected by research libraries).
  • Staff at the Facility receive, process, and create machine-readable records for newly deposited materials, which normally amount to about 200,000 items per year, and provide circulation, interlibrary lending, and document delivery services of approximately 100,000 items per year.

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