An active Library account is needed to check out physical materials and use Interlibrary Loan. Student library accounts are activated after the first day of class. New employee accounts are activated within a week of completion of hiring paperwork.

To borrow material, bring the item(s) you want and your library card to the appropriate service desk. In addition to the Services Desk at the UCSB Library, there is one at the Music Library. Most books can also be checked out at the Self Check-Out machines that are located in the UCSB Library.  Courtesy and community borrowers may not be allowed to check out all types of materials.

Circulation and Borrowing Links

Manage Your Library Account