Loan Periods

Loan periods and library privileges differ depending on your affiliation with the university.

University
Affiliation
BooksJournalsMediaLoan LimitEligible
for ILL?
Off-Campus Access
to Databases?
Faculty & Emeritus Faculty Annual date 4 days 7 days 1000 Yes Yes
Other Academic Staff Annual date 4 days 7 days 1000 Yes Yes
UCSB Staff Quarter date 1 day 7 days 100 Yes Yes
Retired Faculty and Other Retired Academic Staff Annual date 4 days 7 days 1000 No No
Retired UCSB Staff Quarter date 1 day 7 days 100 No No
ABD Doctoral Candidates Annual date 4 days 7 days 300 Yes Yes
Grad Students Quarter date 1 day 7 days 200 Yes Yes
Honors Undergrads Quarter date 1 day 7 days 200 Yes Yes
Undergrads 3 weeks 1 day 7 days 50 Yes Yes
Premium Community 3 weeks N/A 7 days 50 No No
Courtesy 3 weeks N/A 7 days 10 No No

Some loan periods in specialized collections may differ.

Other UC Faculty, Students, and Staff

Faculty, Students, and Staff from other University of California campuses may obtain a free UCSB library card.  You will have the same borrowing privileges as the categories above, but not Interlibrary Loan use or off-campus access to research databases.

Email Notices

If you register your email address in your library account, all of your library circulation notices will be sent by email.  You will also receive a courtesy notice 4 days before most items are due.  These notices include instructions for renewing your materials online.

Returning Items

You may return items to any of the overnight book drops located at each entrance of the Davidson Library and Arts Library.  During open hours, you may return items directly to the Circulation Desk or to any of the inside book drops located near the entrances. Receipts for returned items are available upon request.

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