Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF)

The Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) is a cooperative library facility owned and operated by the University of California. Each year the UCSF Library moves approximately 5,000 volumes to NRLF. Approximately 177,000 UCSF volumes are at NRLF, including books, journals, archival materials, and manuscripts. Items located at NRLF are noted as such in the UCSF Library Catalog and in the UC Melvyl Catalog.

Request Materials from the NRLF

Any individual with an active Library Borrower account may request materials from the NRLF.

To initiate a request:

  • UCSF patrons: Click on a UC-eLinks button from any journal citation or catalog record. Choose "Request It" from the pop-up menu.
  • Non-UCSF patrons: Print and fill out an Interlibrary Borrowing request form. In the Author field, note that the item is at NRLF. Bring it to a library service desk.

Call 415-476-2336 for assistance.

UCSF staff, students, and faculty may also visit the NRLF Reading Room. Non-UCSF affiliates with active borrower accounts may obtain a one-day visitor's pass from the Serivce Desk. More info on NRLF Reading Room.

More Information

  • Items from NRLF usually arrive within 4 business days.
  • Usual check-out period is 28 days.
  • Article requests will be filled either electronically or as a photocopy.
  • Materials marked “limited use” or “restricted use” may only be used in the library.
  • Archives & Special Collections materials must be requested through the Archives & Special Collections Department and may only be used in the Reading Room by appointment.