You may renew materials through “My Library Account” up to 5 times beyond their initial due date, unless they have been recalled.  To renew items a 6th time, you must bring them in to either the UCSB Library or the Music Library for processing and then you can check them out again.


Faculty, students, and staff can recall materials that are checked out to other library borrowers.  Recalled books are due 3 days after the date of recall. For example, if you recall a book on June 1st, the borrower who currently has the book must return it by June 4th, as long that borrower has had it for the minimum 3 weeks.   Books that you have recalled will be kept at the Services Desk in the UCSB Library or at the Music Library Circulation Desk for one week.  Items may be recalled at any time, but the minimum loan period for regular-loan books is 3 weeks.  Recall fines are $1.00 per day for overdue recalls.

Rush Recalls

Items recalled by Course Reserves are considered “rush” recalls and must be returned in 3 days, regardless of when they were checked out. Items not returned by the new recall due date are subject to fines.  Being out of town does not excuse recall fines.
Rush recall fines are $2.50 per day.

Courtesy and Community borrowers are not eligible to recall items.

Annex Requests

Items with the location "Annex" are in off-campus storage.  They can be requested through the UCSB Library Catalog or by using the manual Annex Request form.  Materials are retrieved from the Annex on weekday afternoons. Material requested by noon on those days will be available for pick up by 5 pm.

Requesting that the library purchase a book

The UCSB Library welcomes suggestions for additions to the collections.  Contact the appropriate Subject Specialist or use the online suggestion form to recommend a book.

Interlibrary Loan

Students, faculty, and staff may use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request material from another UC library, provided UCSB does not own it or it is checked out. Non-UCSB borrowers are not eligible to use the UCSB Library’s ILL service, but may request items from their local public library.