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Northern Regional Library Facility

Northern Regional Library Facility
Northern Regional Library Facility

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Northern Regional Library Facility
Affiliated Libraries
University of California -- Berkeley
University of California -- Berkeley
University of California -- Davis
University of California -- Davis
University of California -- Merced
University of California -- Merced
University of California -- San Francisco
University of California -- San Francisco
University of California -- Santa Cruz
University of California -- Santa Cruz
California State Library
California State Library
DescriptionThe Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) is a cooperative library storage facility, the first of its kind in California. It is owned and operated by the University of California and is located on the grounds of UC Berkeley's Richmond Field Station. The 98,000 square foot main building was completed in 1982; an 84,000 square foot stack annex was completed in 1990; and a 67,000 square foot storage module, as well as a new reading room were added in 2005. The Facility offers high density, low cost housing for infrequently used library materials belonging to northern California libraries. At this time, depositors to NRLF are libraries on the University's Berkeley, Davis, Merced, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz campuses, and the California State Library. As of June 2017, the Facility held over 7.1 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 150,000 items per year, and provide circulation, interlibrary lending and document delivery services on approximately 75,000 items per year.
Contact Name: Jutta Wiemhoff
E-mail address: jwiemhof@library.berkeley.edu
Phone Number: 510-665-6738
Address: Richmond Field Station Bldg 400 Meade & South 47th Street Richmond, CA 94804-4698, Richmond, California 94804-4698 United States
Postal code: 94804-4698
Web site URL: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/nrlf
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Year opened: 1982
Total Personnel:
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 7,400,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 7,100,000

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemCaiaSoft
Date Implemented

Operational Details
Harvard Model? Does the facility generally follow the "Harvard Model"?
Materials placed in trays? Are most materials placed in trays?
Materials placed on shelves? Are most materials placed directly onto shelving?
Shelving Height (max):
Movable Shelving? Does the facility use movable shelving?
Robotics? Is robotic equipment used for placement and retrieval?
Operated lifts? Are manually driven lifts or used for placement and retrieval?
Shelved by Call Numbers? Materials shelved according to library-assigned call numbers?
Shelved by size? Materials shelved according to size categories?
Archival HVAC? Facility monitors and manages temperature and humidity?
Target operating temperature: 60 (Degrees Fahrenheit)
Target operating humidity: 50 (Percent)
In Library? Is the repository located inside a library?
Remote? Is the repository located remotely from the library it serves?
Max travel distance (miles):