ILL materials cannot be renewed through My Library Account. If an ILL item has not been recalled and is not labeled “No Renewals,” you can renew it by one of the following methods:

ILL renewal requests should be submitted 3-5 days before the item is due. This increases your chances of having the renewal request accepted because it much easier for lending libraries to determine a new due date. Please contact ILL staff if you have extenuating circumstances and need to have an ILL renewal request processed outside of the 3-5 day window.

Interlibrary Loans may be returned to either the Music Library or the UCSB Library Services Desk or the book drops at either location.

If you do not return or renew your ILL items on or before the due date, your borrowing privileges will be 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.

If you cannot return your ILL materials because you are out of town, you can mail them back, or send them 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

* Be sure to include a prominent note on the ILL book strap: "Please check in"

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. Please do not drop this material off at the UCSB Library or Music Library book returns.

Material can be dropped off during all hours the Services Desk is open. You must fill out a return form for each item being returned. Courtesy returns are included in our regularly-scheduled UC Libraries interlibrary loan shipments as room allows.  Please note that we do not track their progress nor ensure their safe return. The UCSB Library assumes no responsibility for the return of materials that were not borrowed through the UCSB ILL Service, nor can we guarantee the return of this material by the lender's due date.

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