Lending Policies

Loaned Items are Subject to Recall at Any Time

Books and Music Scores 

  • Available for loan
  • 3 months use
  • No renewals 
  • Exceptions:
    • Reference materials

Dissertations & Masters Theses 

  • Available for loan
  • 3 months use
  • No renewals 
  • Exceptions:
    • Archival copies
    • Some specified Arts Library copies
    • PLEASE NOTE: the great majority of UC Santa Barbara dissertations submitted from 2011 on are not added to the Library collections as print copies, but are available in electronic format only. ILL cannot provide electronic copies due to copyright restrictions. Most dissertations can be purchased from University Microfilm International (UMI) / ProQuest.

Periodicals 

  • Available for loan
  • 2 weeks use
  • No renewals 
  • Exceptions:
    • Unbound or issues published within the last 5 years
    • Arts and Music Library journals

Newspapers 

  • Available for loan if in microform
  • 3 months use
  • Limits on number lent may be imposed
  • No renewals

Microform Material (microfilm, microfiche, microprint) 

  • Most available for loan (we may send paper copy if under 50 exposures)
  • 3 months use
  • No renewals 
  • Exceptions:
    • Some microform collections are non-circulating
    • Limits on number lent may be imposed
    • Film to film, fiche to fiche duplication not available

Government Documents 

  • Available for loan (may send paper copy if under 50 exposures)
  • 3 months use
  • No renewals
  • PLEASE NOTE: The majority of government documents held by UC Santa Barbara are currently in storage due to ongoing library renovation and construction, and are unavailable for loan or copying. Please check the UCSB Library Catalog for information on availability.

Media Materials 

  • Videos and sound recordings: available for loan if they circulate
  • 2 weeks use
  • No renewals 
  • Exceptions:
    • Music Library Service Desk sound and video recordings: not available for loan

Maps & Atlases 

  • Available for loan if they circulate
  • Non-circulating items in Map & Imagery Lab not available for loan
  • 3 months use
  • No renewals

Non-Circulating Items from Special Locations 

  • Loan subject to approval by collection managers on item by item basis
  • 2 weeks loan, library use only
  • No renewals

Special Collections 

  • Generally not available for loan. Special loans subject to approval by collection managers on item by item basis.
  • 2 to 4 weeks use, Special Collections Use Only, No photocopying may be imposed
  • No renewals

Restrictions 

  •  Library Use Only: Item(s) must be restricted to supervised reading area within the borrowing library. Photocopying permitted unless otherwise specified. 
  • Special Collections Use Only: Item(s) must be restricted to supervised Special Collections reading area.

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