1977

Idea for the SRLF set out in The University of California Libraries: Plan for Development 1978-1988 (also known as the Salmon report)

1981

Final Environmental Impact Report for the SRLF building filed

1986

The SRLF is constructed

1987

SRLF begins operation with 9 staff members

1987

UCLA begins to transfer material from their old off campus storage facility, the stack annex, to the SRLF

1988

The SRLF is opened to the public

1989

May 2-The SRLF is officially dedicated

1990

Alarm systems to monitor temperature and humidity were added in addition to water/flood sensors

1991

The SRLF begins to use the internet to accept paging requests from remote campuses

1992

A telephone system is installed with voice paging capabilities to summon paging assistance for on site user requests

1992

SRLF becomes a professional moving company (on a cost recovery basis), first moving materials from the UCLA East Asian Library to the Special Collections department

1994

The Northridge earthquake on January 17th damages several UCLA libraries; the SRLF briefly provides temporary storage and circulation for the Arts and Special Collections libraries while shelving is repaired

1994

UCLA's Music Library deposits sound recordings into the SRLF

1994

Phase II planning begins, with the Ray Wilson Construction Company winning the contract for the project

1994

Phase I Level A of the SRLF reaches maximum capacity

1996

SRLF Phase II construction is completed, adding 88,000 square feet to the facility

1996

Preservation Microfilm Services launches headed by Peter Lacson and Edwin Dagdagan

1996

The SRLF relocates 250,000 volumes from UCI to SRLF for temporary storage, while the UCI libraries underwent major rennovations

1997

SRLF public hours change permanently to 1-5

1997

SRLF publishes its first public website

1997

SRLF supports the UCLA Law Library as it undergoes renovations, moving collections internally and providing temporary storage/circulation services

1998

The second version of the public SRLF website is launched

1998

The UCLA Libraries, including SRLF, switch cataloging software (from Orion to Taos), temporarily freezing database functions

1998

SRLF begins filling document delivery requests from UCI by scanning the document into a PDF, then sending the PDF through email, a service offered today

1998

SRLF supports UCR and its libraries undergoing rennovation, moving collections and providing temporary storage

1999

Circulation web application, OCLC is implemented, and circulation services for non-UC patrons begins

2000

Preservation Microfilm finishes the fiscal year in the "black" for the first time through projects with the Getty Museum and the California Newspaper Project

2001

SRLF returns UCR Special Collections material stored during UCR's renovations

2001

The University of California implements VDX as a consortial borrowing software

2002

SRLF participates in the experimental California Digital Library's (CDL) Collective Management Initiative Project, serving as a storage location for experimental print journal titles

2002

SRLF relocates the Arts Library from the Dickson building to its current location in Public Policy

2003

The UCLA Conservation Laboratory moves into the SRLF

2003

SRLF supports the UCLA Science and Engineering Libraries in consolidating the Physics Library into the Chemistry and EMS Libraries

2004

June 17-SRLF begins processing deposits on the Voyager Cataloging Client, the same client used today

2004

The third version of the SRLF public website is launched.

2004

Preservation Microfilm incorporates scanning into their services with the acquisition of the Digibook Scanner

2005

SRLF relocates the William Andrew Clark library annexes to the SRLF for temporary storage while the annexes undergo renovations

2005

Preservation Imaging begins working with UCLA's digital library and special collections digitizing rare books, manuscripts, maps, and photographic archives

2005

Original SRLF Director Claire Bellanti departs. Operations Manager Colleen Carlton assumes the title of SRLF Director

2005

The SRLF returns the last remaining items held temporarily for the Law Library in 1997

2005

SRLF begins working on the JSTOR Project with the pupose of establishing a paper repository for 14 million digitized pages from UC journal runs

2006

The Open Content Alliance Project was launched targeting English language monographs published before 1923 with the goal of scanning and providing access on the internet

2007

The UCLA Conservation Lab moves out of the SRLF and into Kinross

2008

The SRLF returns all items temporarily held for the Clark Library annex renovations

2008

The space left by the UCLA Conservation Lab is upgraded to a fully operational photography studio allowing Preservation Imaging to expand and improve services

2009

Preservation Imaging purchases a Mekel Mach V scanner, allowing high-speed and high-quality scanning of microfilm

2009

SRLF supports renovations on YRL's level A by providing moving and storage services to reference volumes, unbound periodicals, maps, and microform held at YRL

2009

The SRLF partners with the Center for Research Libraries on the Newspaper Bundles Review and Discard Project to review 12,000+ bundles of newspaper held at the SRLF

2010

SRLF supports the UCLA Science and Engineering Libraries in consolidating the Chemistry Library into the EMS and Biomedical libraries

2010

The SRLF launches a project to weed duplicate copies from the circulating collections in an effort to reclaim space for incoming deposits

2011

Planning for Phase III of the SRLF begins, with the UCLA Capitol Program searching for an Executive Architect

2011

SRLF acquires UCL Shared Print acquisition responsibilities from Print Acquisitions

2013

SRLF partners with CDL and Google to begin digitizing public domain volumes held at the SRLF

2015

FATA moves out of the SRLF to open a film archival warehouse and restoration facility, the PHI Stoa, in Valencia

2015

Director Colleen Carlton retires and University of Florida Storage Officer Cathleen Martyniak becomes the new SRLF Director

2016

Preservation Microfilm rebrands to Imaging Services

2017

The fourth and most current version of the SRLF public website is launched

2017

The building undergoes numerous renovations for more effective temperature and humidity control, replacing chillers, piping, and other equipment