For students, faculty and staff, your R'Card is your library card. Present your card when requesting services at a UCR Library service desks.
You should never lend your card to another to use. To protect our users, no transaction will be performed without a library card. Report lost or stolen cards immediately to a Circulation desk to avoid misuse. Card holders will not be excused from bills resulting from the fradulent use of a lost or stolen card that was not reported to the library.
Current UCR faculty and career staff may designate others to check out books for them. This type of privilege is known as a proxy borrower, and is valid for up to two years. The faculty or staff member should print the application form, fill in the information and sign as indicated. The faculty or staff member (or their proxy) may then bring the completed form to the Circulation Services Desk at either the Tomás Rivera or Orbach Science Library and library staff will issue the proxy card. After the card is issued, a copy of the application will be sent to the faculty or staff member for his/her records.
Borrowing Privileges at Other Libraries
Current UCR faculty, staff and students may use Interlibrary Loan to borrow items not available in the UCR Library's collection. They may also obtain privileges at other UC libraries. Loma Linda University Library privileges are available for UCR faculty, and regularly enrolled students. Stanford University offers privileges for UCR faculty and graduate students. UCR faculty may also receive privileges at select colleges and universities around the country. All privileges at other libraries are subject to their rules and regulations. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk for more information.