In 2293, Alonis ambassador Tel Venatil Liss conducted talks with Ambassadors Spock and Alexandra Tremontaine, who represented the Bureau of Interplanetary Affairs, regarding the establishment of a starbase on the surface of Alonis. During the talks, Liss expressed concerns about the Alonis not having complete access to all the areas of the proposed starbase. (TOS novel: Crucible: The Fire and the Rose).
In 2381, Starbase 197 served as a receiving location for the Starfleet personnel from the USS New York and the USS James T. Kirk who had been forced to evacuate the damaged starships after a battle with the Borg in orbit of the planet. Elias Vaughn was treated at the starbase when he received severe injuries during the battle that left him comatose. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Rough Beasts of Empire)