Loan periods and library privileges differ depending on your affiliation with the university.  Some loan periods in specialized collections may differ.
 
Use the links below to find your user affiliation with the library:

Other Information Related to Loan Periods:


Faculty & Emeritus Faculty
Other Academic Staff

  • Book loan period: Annual date*
  • Journal loan period: 4 days
  • Media loan period: 7 days
  • Loan Limit: 1000
  • Eligible for ILL?: Yes
  • Off-Campus Access to Databases?:  Yes

* Loan periods may be reduced if item is recalled by another user


UCSB Staff

  • Book loan period: Quarter date*
  • Journal loan period: 1 day
  • Media loan period: 7 days
  • Loan Limit: 100
  • Eligible for ILL?: Yes
  • Off-Campus Access to Databases?:  Yes

* Loan periods may be reduced if item is recalled by another user


Retired Faculty and Other Retired Academic Staff

  • Book loan period: Annual date*
  • Journal loan period: 4 days
  • Media loan period: 7 days
  • Loan Limit: 1000
  • Eligible for ILL?: Yes
  • Off-Campus Access to Databases?:  No

* Loan periods may be reduced if item is recalled by another user


Retired UCSB Staff

  • Book loan period: Quarter date*
  • Journal loan period: 1 day
  • Media loan period: 7 days
  • Loan Limit: 100
  • Eligible for ILL?: Yes
  • Off-Campus Access to Databases?:  No

* Loan periods may be reduced if item is recalled by another user


ABD Doctoral Candidates

  • Book loan period: Annual date*
  • Journal loan period: 4 days
  • Media loan period: 7 days
  • Loan Limit: 300
  • Eligible for ILL?: Yes
  • Off-Campus Access to Databases?:  Yes

* Loan periods may be reduced if item is recalled by another user


Graduate Students

  • Book loan period: Quarter date*
  • Journal loan period: 1 day
  • Media loan period: 7 days
  • Loan Limit: 200
  • Eligible for ILL?: Yes
  • Off-Campus Access to Databases?:  Yes

* Loan periods may be reduced if item is recalled by another user


Honors Undergraduate Students

  • Book loan period: Quarter date*
  • Journal loan period: 1 day
  • Media loan period: 7 days
  • Loan Limit: 200
  • Eligible for ILL?: Yes
  • Off-Campus Access to Databases?:  Yes

* Loan periods may be reduced if item is recalled by another user


Undergraduate Students

  • Book loan period: 3 weeks*
  • Journal loan period: 1 day
  • Media loan period: 7 days
  • Loan Limit: 50
  • Eligible for ILL?: Yes
  • Off-Campus Access to Databases?:  Yes

* Loan periods may be reduced if item is recalled by another user


Community Borrowers

  • Book loan period: 3 weeks*
  • Journal loan period: N/A
  • Media loan period: 7 days
  • Loan Limit: 10
  • Eligible for ILL?: No
  • Off-Campus Access to Databases?:  No

* Loan periods may be reduced if item is recalled by another user


Courtesy Card Borrowers

  • Book loan period: 3 weeks*
  • Journal loan period: N/A
  • Media loan period: 7 days
  • Loan Limit: 10
  • Eligible for ILL?: No
  • Off-Campus Access to Databases?:  No

* Loan periods may be reduced if item is recalled by another user


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 UCSB Library and the Music Library.  During open hours, you may return items directly to the Services 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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