RENEWAL OF ILL MATERIALS: – Interlibrary Loan items can be renewed in one of two ways:

  1. ILL materials borrowed from other University of California Libraries can be renewed through My Library Account. Log in to your account using your UCSB NetID and password. Under “Institutions,” click on the UC campus library your item was borrowed from and then click “Renew.” Items borrowed from within the UC system have 90 day check out periods and can be renewed up to three times, or up to one year. Once an item has reached the maximum check out period it can no longer be renewed.
  2. ILL materials with the blue ILL strap will be renewed by ILL staff before the assigned due date unless “NO RENEWALS” appears in front of the title. You will receive a notice via email if the request is accepted or rejected by the lending library.

You may also:

Please contact ILL staff if you have extenuating circumstances or questions about the renewal process: or

RETURN OF ILL MATERIALS - Interlibrary Loan items can be returned to either the UCSB Library Services Desk or the Music Library, or through the book drops at either location. *PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THE BLUE ILL STRAP. ILL material cannot be properly checked in without the information on the blue ILL strap. If you cannot return your material directly to the Library then it can be mailed via a courier such as UPS or Federal Express* to the following address:

Services Desk / UCSB Library
525 University Center Rd.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010

* We advise you to get tracking for your returned material and please be sure to include a prominent note on the ILL book strap: "Please check in"
If you have questions about returing your ILL materials please contact:

If you do not return or renew your ILL items on or before the due date, you may be subject to fines and have your borrowing privileges 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 UCSB Library Services Desk for courtesy return to the originating campus. 

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