Students and Alumni (UCR and beyond)

  • Current UCR undergraduate and graduate students
    Your UCR card is your library card. Library privileges are based on enrollment status and are automatically updated each quarter. Graduate students on university-approved leave or paid filing fee status retain full privileges.
  • UCR Extension/Concurrent Enrollment students
    You may use your UCR card or obtain a UCR Library Card from circulation desks. To establish library privileges, please bring your enrollment card or receipt of fees paid and proof of address (i.e. driver’s license). Privileges are granted for the length of the course for Extension students and quarterly for Concurrent Enrollment students.
  • Intensive English Program students (enrolled in either UCR or UCR Extension Center courses)
    Your UCR Extension ID card is your library card. Privileges are established by your current quarter sticker and are granted quarterly.
  • Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP) and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) students
    Your UCR card, which you may obtain at the campus Card Office, is your library card. Library privileges are established by an official list of names provided to the library. Privileges are granted through the end of the program.
  • Current UC undergraduate and graduate students 
    You may obtain a UCR library card from circulation desks.  To establish library privileges, please bring an enrollment receipt and UC photo ID. Privileges are granted quarterly.
  • Current Loma Linda University students, Stanford University graduate students, and University of Redlands Environmental Studies students
    You may obtain a UCR library card from circulation desks. To establish privileges, please bring an official authorization form from your university library or your UC/Stanford Cooperative Program card, and proof of address (i.e. driver’s license). Privileges are granted through date on the authorization form or by semester for Stanford students.
  • John North High School International Baccalaureate (IB) students
    You may obtain a UCR library card from circulation desks. Library privileges are established by an official list of names provided to the library. Please bring a form of identification and proof of address. Students under 18 must also bring a signed parent responsibility slip provided by the high school. Privileges are granted through the date on the authorization list.
  • UCR and UC alumni
    You may obtain a UCR library card from circulation desks. To establish library privileges, please bring your UCR or UC Alumni Association membership card and proof of address (i.e. driver’s license). Privileges are granted for length of annual membership or updated biennially for lifetime members. 

Academic Employees (UCR and beyond)

  • Current UCR faculty, academic staff, career staff, lecturers, researchers, paid visiting scholars, paid post doctorates, and School of Medicine residents
    Your UCR card is your library card. Library privileges are established through the UCR directory or an official employment confirmation letter from your department. Privileges are automatically granted annually.
  • Emeritus/Retired UCR faculty and staff
    You may use your UCR card or obtain a UCR Library Card from circulation desks. To establish library privileges, please bring your UCR-issued emeritus/retirement card and proof of address (i.e. driver’s license). Privileges are granted biennially.
  • Proxy borrowers for current and emeritus UCR academics and current staff
    Proxy borrowers may obtain a UCR Library proxy card from circulation desks. Please fill out the privileges request form. 
  • Current unpaid post doctorates and visiting scholars at UCR
    You may use your UCR card or obtain a UCR library card from circulation desks. Please fill out the privileges request form. Privileges are granted through length of appointment.
  • Current UCR Extension and Cooperative Extension faculty and staff
    You may obtain a UCR library card from circulation desks. To establish library privileges, please bring proof of employment such as a pay stub, ID card, or official employment confirmation letter from your department. Privileges are granted annually.
  • Current UC faculty and staff
    You may obtain a UCR library card from circulation desks. To establish library privileges, please bring your UC photo ID card and proof of status from your campus directory or an official employment confirmation letter from your department. Privileges are granted annually or for length of appointment.
  • Current Stanford University faculty and staff
    You may obtain a UCR library card from circulation desks.  To establish library privileges, please bring your UC/Stanford Cooperative Program card and proof of address (i.e. driver’s license). Privileges are granted by semester.
  • Current faculty from accredited non-UC California colleges and universities
    You may obtain a UCR library card from circulation desks.  To establish library privileges, please bring proof of status from your campus directory or an official employment confirmation letter from your department.  Privileges are granted annually or for length of appointment.
  • Current OCLC faculty
    You may obtain a UCR library card from circulation desks. To establish library privileges, please bring your OCLC authorization card from your participating library and picture ID (i.e. driver’s license). Privileges are granted through the date on the authorization card.

Other Groups

  • Biomed clinicians at City of Hope and Life Society members
    You may obtain a UCR library card from library circulation desks. Library privileges are established by an official list of names provided to the library and are granted annually.
  • Spouse, partner, or adult child of UCR faculty and staff
    You may obtain a UCR library card from circulation desks. Library privileges are established by in-person staff verification of relationship and are granted annually.
  • Community borrowers (California residents and Watkins Society members)
    Community members 18 and older may obtain a UCR library card at Rivera Library or Orbach Science Library circulation desks. The fee is $65 for regular borrowers, $40 for senior borrowers, and $35 for Watkins Society members. Privileges are granted annually.  Fees support library collection development. 
  • California State University/Community College students
    Currently enrolled California public college students may obtain a UCR library card at Rivera Library or Orbach Science Library circulation desks. The fee is $20 for six months of privileges.  Fees support library collection development. 
  • California public school teachers and administrators
    You may obtain a UCR library card from circulation desks. To establish library privileges, please bring proof of current employment such as a current pay stub or official employment confirmation letter and proof of address (i.e. driver’s license). Privileges are granted through the fiscal year.
  • USDA Salinity Lab, Fire Lab, and USDI/GS research staff
    You may use your UCR card or obtain a UCR library card from circulation desks. Library privileges are established by an official list of names provided to the library or by proof of current employment such as an official employment confirmation letter. Privileges are granted annually.