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Lending Code

Loan Period by Patron

Loan Type Loan Period
Books Current Quarter
Journals Current Quarter
Course Reserves 2 hours (overnight ok)
24 hours
72 hours
Equipment (laptops, etc.) 4 hours (overnight ok)
Media (Circulating Collection) 7 days
(renew in person or by phone only)

 

Interlibrary Loan & Off Campus Access:

Undergraduates are eligible to borrow materials through Interlibrary Loan
Undergraduates can access library resources through Off Campus Access

Loan Type Loan Period
Books Current and Following Quarter
Journals Current and Following Quarter
Course Reserves 2 hours (overnight ok)
24 hours
72 hours
Equipment (laptops, etc.) 4 hours (overnight ok)
Media (Circulating Collection) 7 days
(renew in person or by phone only)

 

Interlibrary Loan & Off Campus Access:

Graduate students are eligible to borrow materials through Interlibrary Loan
Graduate students can access library resources through Off Campus Access

Loan Type Loan Period
Books 1 year and/or expiration date on library card
Journals 1 year and/or expiration date on library card
Course Reserves 2 hours (overnight ok)
24 hours
72 hours
(longer upon request)
Equipment (laptops, etc.) 4 hours (overnight ok)
Media (Circulating Collection)

Faculty:
7 days
(renew online, in person, or by phone)

Staff:
7 days
(renew in person or by phone only)

 

Interlibrary Loan & Off Campus Access:

Faculty and staff are eligible to borrow materials through Interlibrary Loan
Faculty and staff can access library resources through Off Campus Access

Loan Type Loan Period
Books 3 weeks
Journals 3 weeks
Course Reserves Not eligible
Equipment (laptops, etc.) Not eligible
Media (Circulating Collection) Library Use Only 

 

Interlibrary Loan & Off Campus Access:

Alumni & Friends of the Library are NOT eligible to borrow materials through Interlibrary Loan
Alumni & Friends of the Library can access ProQuest Research Library

 

Loan Type Loan Period
Books 3 weeks
Journals 3 weeks
Course Reserves Not eligible
Equipment (laptops, etc.) Not eligible
Media (Circulating Collection) Library Use Only 

 

Interlibrary Loan & Off Campus Access:

Courtesy Borrowers are NOT eligible to borrow materials through Interlibrary Loan
Courtesy Borrowers have no access to library resources from off campus (beyond the publicly available Search and Melvyl tools)

Library Borrower Responsibilities

  • The borrower is responsible for all material checked out to his or her account until the material is returned.
  • The Library strongly encourages patrons who know they will be outside of the UCSC campus area for more than two weeks to return all library material. 
  • Borrowers are expected to follow the University Library's Rules of Conduct.
  • Each borrower must present a photo ID each time material is checked out.
  • Please report lost or stolen library cards.
  • Library privileges are non-transferable.  

Privacy Notices

 The State of California Information Practices Act of 1977 (effective July 1, 1978) requires the University to provide the following information to individuals who are asked to supply information about themselves.

 The University Library requests your information for the principal purpose of processing your application for library privileges. The California Public Records Act and the California Information Practices Act both recognize the need of the University to gather information to conduct business necessary to the administration of the University.

Furnishing specifically designated information is mandatory in order to obtain library privileges - failure to provide such information will delay or may even prevent completion of the action for which the library card application form is being filled out. The information on the application form may be shared with campus, University, State, and/or Federal agencies in accordance with applicable regulations, laws, or business needs.

Individuals have the right to review their own records in accordance with University personnel policy, collective bargaining agreements, and the California Information Practices Act.

Information on applicable policies and agreements can be obtained from the Chancellor’s Office, Academic Human Resources, or University of California Office of the President. 

State Privacy Policy

The State of California Information Practices Act of 1977 requires that the University notify borrowers about the Library's privacy policy.

The Library requests the following information from its borrowers:

  • address
  • email address
  • phone number

This information is required to obtain library privileges. The Library keeps this information confidential.

The Library notifies borrowers of this policy during the Library Card registration process.

UCOP Policy on Access to UC Library Collections by External Users