Friends of the UCR Library

Friends of the UCR Library

A library of wisdom, then, is more precious than all wealth, and all things that are desirable cannot be compared to it.
- Richard de Bury

We welcome California residents 18 years and older to join the Friends of the UCR Library. Membership fees help support services to community users of the UCR Library.

When you join the friends of the UCR Library, you will be issued a Friends borrower card, Your library card entitles you to borrow materials from the Orbach Science Library, the Tomás Rivera Library, and the Music Library.  Library cards must be presented to check out materials and for other library services.  Library cards are not transferrable.

How to Join

Join at either the Orbach Science or Tomas Rivera Circulation/Reserve desk.

Friends $65.00: Privileges are valid for one year.

Senior Friends (age 55 or older) $40.00: Privileges are valid for one year.

California State University (CSU) / Community College Student Friends $20.00: Privileges are valid for six months.  Proof of current student registration required.

Watkins Society $35.00: Privileges are valid for one year.  Patron's name must be on Watkins Society membership list.

When applying for Friends of the Library membership, you must present a current CA Driver's License (CDL) or CA Identification Card (CID) and address verification.  We welcome cash and checks for payment.  Membership may be renewed by bringing the library card (and other required identification) to the Orbach Science or Tomas Rivera Library Circulation/Reserve desk.

Change of Address

Please fill out a change of address form whenever you move or change your email address. You can also do this in person at a library circulation desk.




If you have any questions about joining the Friends, please feel free to ask.

Rivera Library
(951) 827-3220

Science Library
(951) 827-3701

Multimedia Library
(951) 827-5606

Music Library
(951) 827-3137

Last modified: 9/9/2015 2:38 PM by A. Dolan-Mescal

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Tomás Rivera Library: (951) 827-3220
Orbach Science Library: (951) 827-3701
Music Library: (951) 827- 3137
Multimedia Library: (951) 827-5606

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