About the SRLF

Opened in 1987, the Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF) is located on the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus. SRLF accepts materials from all 10 UC campuses, particularly those in southern California, including UC San Diego, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara and UCLA. Low use library materials in all formats are accepted for storage. In addition to storage services the SRLF also contains an Imaging Services unit which specializes in the digitization and microfilming of rare or deteriorating materials. 

Core Services:

  • If you would like to know more about how to access materials stored at the SRLF, please visit Using the Library.
  • If you would like to learn more about our digital imaging and microfilm services, please visit Imaging Services.
  • If you are associated with a UC university and would like more information regarding deposits, allocation, and deliveries – please visit Deposits.


About the SRLF Building

Materials are shelved by height in a cool, dry environment. Phase one construction was completed in 1987 and a second phase was completed in February of 1996.

  • Current volumes held: 7,121,634 items (as of August2023)
  • Expected capacity as-built: 7,000,000 items
  • Materials accepted include books, serials, atlases, microfilm, A/V materials, maps and Special collections materials such as archival manuscripts, record boxes and document cases.
Building information:
  • Phase one = 85,860 assignable square feet (asf) of book storage
  • Phase two = 88,472 asf of book storage
  • Each phase is three stories in height, 149' wide and 198' long
  • Staff and service area is 125' wide and 175' long.
  • Three separate master microfilm and master motion picture vaults are enclosed within the building.

Access to materials:

  • Reading room with paging services available to public:
  • In 2014-2015, the SRLF filled over 92,000 requests for volumes and articles.
  • The SRLF truck delivers to and picks up materials at UCLA, Monday through Friday, and retrieves materials from other depositors as needed.


  • Average temperature year round in the stacks areas: 67 degrees F
  • Average relative humidity year round in the stacks areas: 50% RH
  • Sophisticated air filtration to remove particulate matter and sulfur dioxide.
  • Low UV emmision light bulbs are used throughout the book storage area
  • Microfilm and motion pictures vaults are maintained at 45 F and 45 % RH


  • SRLF has an Imaging Services unit which can digitize, scan, photograph or microfilm your materials and provide high quality images. Please see Imaging Services for more information.
  • Information about our sister facility, the Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF), can be found at UC Northern Regional Library Facility
  • Learn more with our SRLF Fact Sheet

Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

The terms of use for the SRLF website and our privacy policy is available our page:
Terms of Use


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SRLF Tours

If you would like a tour of the SRLF we would be happy to arrange one.  We offer tours for individuals, small groups, or classes.

Your interest might be preservation of library materials, space planning for your own facility, imaging and digitization services, special collections, HVAC and other facility systems, or just curiosity about how the SRLF works.

Call us at (310) 206-2010 or
Send us a message to set up a tour.


Important Documents & Links


SRLF 30th Anniversary Logo

SRLF 30th Anniversary

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The History of Microfilm

The History of Microfilm - An Exhibit

History of Microfilm


Employment Information

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Thank you for your interest in working at the Southern Regional Library Facility. 

Employment at the Southern Regional Library Facility Offers:

  • Valuable experience
  • An excellent work environment
  • Flexible hours to meet your schedule
  • The opportunity to develop new skills
  • Growth opportunities
  • Convenience
  • A competitive salary

Student positions at the SRLF are typically posted at the beginning of the Fall Quarter and late in the Spring Quarter. 

UCLA Library student jobs are available to currently registered UCLA students only. UCLA Extension students are not eligible for Library employment. Entering undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for employment effective the beginning of the quarter (Fall, Winter) in which they are accepted to UCLA. To maintain eligibility, students must remain registered throughout their employment with the Library. Student status will be verified by accessing the UCLA Student Information System. If a student graduates or loses student status, they will no longer be eligible for student employment. All employees must have the legal right to work in the United States. Upon hire, employees will be required to provide proof of legal right to work in the U.S.

All applications for library positions must be submitted online.  For more information about UCLA Library jobs and to see a list of current openings go to:   

UCLA Library Student Jobs

UCLA Library Human Resources Job Opportunities


Contacting the SRLF

  • Are you looking to use items stored at the SRLF and not sure what you need to do?  Please visit the Using the Library section of this site for answers.  If you still can't find what you're looking for you can send an email to the Access Services section.
  • For general questions about the SRLF not answered on the SRLF Fact Sheet, questions about annual reports, or to find out more information about touring the SRLF you can contact a staff member here.
  • For any inquiries about working at the SRLF please contact SRLF Request.
  • Contact us by phone: 310-206-2010.