Borrowing from the Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF)
UC Berkeley libraries shelve over four million volumes at the Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF), the off-site shelving facility for UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, and UC San Francisco, including books, manuscripts, newspapers, long-playing records, microforms, audiocassettes, videotapes, and maps.
Use OskiCat, catalog of materials in UC Berkeley library collections, or Melvyl, catalog of materials available from the libraries of the ten UC campuses, and other research collections in the state, to search for a specific title. Materials shelved at NRLF are indicated in the catalogs.
UC Berkeley faculty, students, staff, and other UC Berkeley library cardholders may submit online requests to borrow material shelved at NRLF or to receive electronic or paper copies of book chapters or journal articles via OskiCat. If the material is checked out to another borrower, do not submit a request, instead place a recall. Manual requests and recalls may be submitted at the circulation desk of any campus library.
UC faculty, students, and staff only may also submit online requests via Melvyl, following locally established procedures.
Members of the public who are not affiliated with the University of California please request material through a public, corporate, or other library.
Material will be available for pick up at the circulation desk of the library where the request was submitted. If requesting material online through Oskicat, the item will be available at the location chosen by the user. Requests for restricted material must be submitted at the owning library where it will be held for pick up when it becomes available.
Material requested at the Doe Circulation Desk, (Doe Library, Floor 1) will be delivered after one working day. Material requested from any other campus library will be delivered after two working days.
NRLF is open from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday, except University holidays. Visitors to NRLF may use material in their reading room. For convenience, a shuttle service operates between campus and the Richmond Field Station where NRLF is located.