ILL Renewals and Returns

ILL materials cannot be renewed through My Library Account. If an ILL item has not been recalled and is not labeled “No Renewals,” you can renew it by one of the following methods:

  • Follow the instructions given in the courtesy email, which will be sent to you 4 days before the due date
  • Fill out the online form
  • Click on the Renew button in your My ILL Requests account
  • Send an email request to illalert [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu

Interlibrary Loans may be returned to either the Arts Library or the Davidson Library Circulation Desk or the book drops at either location.

If you do not return or renew your ILL items on or before the due date, your borrowing privileges will be blocked until the material is returned or renewed.
If your ILL items are 30 days overdue, you will be charged an initial replacement fee of $125 per item, plus a non-refundable processing fee of $15. This initial replacement charge may be amended upward to reflect the item’s actual value as determined by the lending library.

Courtesy Returns of Non-ILL Materials

If you have borrowed an item directly from another University of California library (that is, if you physically checked it out at their library, and not through UCSB ILL), you may drop it off at the Davidson Library Circulation Desk for courtesy return to the originating campus. Please do not drop this material off at the Davidson or Arts Libraries book returns.

Material can be dropped off during all hours the Circulation Desk is open. You must fill out a return form for each item being returned. Courtesy returns are included in our regularly-scheduled UC Libraries interlibrary loan shipments as room allows.  Please note that we do not track their progress nor insure their safe return. The UCSB Library assumes no responsibility for the return of materials that were not borrowed through the UCSB ILL Service, nor can we guarantee the return of this material by the lender's due date.

  • Courtesy returns do not apply to materials borrowed from outside the UC library system.