The Library's collection outgrew its physical plant many ago. Since then, lesser-used materials have been selected and shipped to three off-site storage facilities; two Library Annexes and the Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF).
The Annexes are located near the UCSB campus and primarily house journals which have ceased or been cancelled, and lesser used early runs. Materials are retrieved from the Annex on weekday afternoons. Material requested by noon on those days will be available for pick up by 5 pm. Place your request through the UCSB Library Catalog or the Annex Request Form and your items will be retrieved for you.
The Southern Regional Storage Facility, better known as SRLF, is a climate-controlled compacted storage facility located on the UCLA campus. Little or lesser used books and journals are shipped to the facility after review by members of the UCSB faculty. Materials are requested through Interlibrary Loan. To request materials from SRLF, find them in Melvyl and use the "Request" feature.