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Remote Access to Library Resources & Services

Remote Access to eBooks, Online Journals, and Databases

UCSC faculty, staff, and currently-enrolled students can access all electronic Library resources remotely including full-text articles, eBooks, and multimedia.

  1. Use Campus VPN to authenticate as a UCSC affiliate:
    Download, install, and log in using your CruzID Gold.
  2. Access library resources online:
    Use the Library Search box on our homepage or any of the Library subscription databases.

Return or Renew Books

Renew your books to extend the due date:
Log into your Library account to renew materials online. Email if you need assistance renewing books in your possession.

If you prefer to return your books rather than renew them:

  • Campus Book Drops: There are bookdrops available at both McHenry and the Science & Engineering Library.
  • By Mail: Books and media may also be returned via mail and will be delivered to the Library and checked in after the Library reopens. Please package items safely and consider getting insurance for any shipments, in case items are damaged or lost in transit. 

    Campus mailing address:    
    UC Santa Cruz
    University Library
    1156 High Street                   
    Santa Cruz, CA  95064

Renew An Expired Account

If your account has expired and needs to be renewed:
Email if you need assistance renewing your account while the library is closed. 

Interlibrary Loan

Articles and book chapters delivered electronically:
The Library will continue to fill requests that can be readily completed and delivered electronically. See the Interlibrary Loan page for more information and details on how to submit a request.

Print books and other physical items:
Requests for printed works and other physical materials cannot be filled at this time. Borrowed items may be returned to campus book drops or by mail (see above). The Library will submit automatic renewal requests on behalf of patrons for items that are due before the Library reopens.

Getting Help Remotely

Librarians are available by email, chat, and virtual appointments to assist patrons finding online research materials.