COVID-19 Update: While the Library is closed in accordance with the Governor's shelter-in-place order, new faculty and staff can request activation of their Library accounts using this online form. Many Library services like Interlibrary Loan and the Pickup & Mailing Service require an activated UCSB Library account.

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 Express 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