WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Currently enrolled UC students, faculty and staff may borrow materials which UCR does not own from another library through ILL. Fee card holders, students of other academic institutions, UC Alumni, Extension Students (unless currently enrolled in UCR classes), ESL Students and Friends of the Library are not eligible for Interlibrary Loan.
WHAT IS AVAILABLE THROUGH INTERLIBRARY LOAN?
Materials available through Interlibrary Loan include books, periodical articles, newspapers, microforms, CD's, and videos. Articles requested are either supplied via email or as a photocopy. There is usually no charge to you for materials obtained through Interlibrary Loan; the library subsidy normally covers these charges.
Note: Students may not request required textbooks or course books through interlibrary loan.
HOW TO REQUEST AN INTERLIBRARY LOAN
UC faculty, students, and staff may request items by:
- Using the REQUEST service from the MELVYL Catalog, many UCR & UC-licensed databases, and the UC-eLinks Citation Linker to conveniently place requests for materials from other UC libraries automatically.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
We act on your request immediately. The time it takes to send out and receive back Interlibrary Loan material varies, depending upon the material requested. Some material is rapidly available from other campuses of the University and state colleges, while other publications have to be requested out-of-state or from private institutions. ILL requests generally take 3-5 working days. To check the status of your request go to My ILL Requests.
WHERE TO PICK UP ILL MATERIALS
Materials may be picked up at the Rivera Library Circulation Desk, the Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk, the Multimedia Library Circulation Desk, the Music Library Circulation Desk, and the Palm Desert campus, Administrative Desk, Building B. Electronic Copies of Journal articles are usually e-mailed to the address specified.
Return ILL materials promptly.
Request renewals before the due date. Respond immediately to overdue and recall notices. Materials on loan from another library are always subject to recall by the owning library. After the second overdue notice library privileges are suspended until materials are returned. Patrons are billed for lost materials. Failure to return books jeopardizes UCR's ability to obtain materials for all its patrons.
For more information please contact:
|Rivera Library Interlibrary Loans
|Orbach Science Library Interlibrary Loans