Our Services

SRLF Imaging Services provides high-quality reformatting options for UC libraries and entities outside of the UC system. The lab specializes in the digitization of rare, fragile, and deteriorating materials in order to preserve their intellectual content for future use.

Our mission is to support collection development, patron requests, digital preservation, and research through the reformatting of library and archival materials.

Our Service Areas

  • Patron requests – on-demand requests of a smaller amount of items. Our priority is projects internal to the UC system, and we will accept external projects on a case-by-case basis depending on our current capacity.
  • Collection based – coordinated digitization of an archival collection in its entirety, spearheaded by a project manager or coordinator.
  • Systematic digitization – an effort to digitize materials on a large scale, usually based on format (i.e. newspapers, maps).
  • Consultation and Tours – we offer advice to other campus groups and outside entities in order to promote consistent and reliable imaging efforts in the cultural heritage community.

Library patrons and other researchers seeking digital copies of materials from UCLA collections are advised to contact public services or duplication services staff from the owning library. UCLA Library contact information can be found here: Contact - UCLA Library Staff

Digitization orders from within the UC system take priority in the production schedule, and we take in outside work based on capacity. 

Consultation and Tours

Looking to visit the lab or need a consultation? Please use our inquiry form to contact us and let us know your interests and time frame.

Audiovisual Materials

Are you looking for A/V digitization or other preservation services? Please contact out the UCLA Library Preservation Program.


Contacting SRLF Imaging Services

  • Library staff members with UCLA Library who would like to propose a digitization project please refer to the Collections Council Digitization Team Confluence Page and follow the steps to filling out a digitization proposal.
  • Library staff members who would like to request on-demand digitization services or inquire more about the lab please use our inquiry form.
  • Patrons who wish to digitize materials they own, are not associated with the UC system, and would like a price estimate, more information regarding procedures, etc. please contact via our inquiry form.
  • Library patrons and other researchers seeking digital copies of materials from UCLA collections are advised to contact public service staff of the relevant library: UCLA Library Staff Contacts