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UCR Students, Faculty and Staff

UCR Undergraduate: UCR Undergraduate students must obtain a UCR Card from the Card Office, which functions as your library card. Library privileges are automatically updated each quarter based on current enrollment.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
Unlimited 90 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 7 Yes Yes Yes

 

UCR Graduate: UCR Graduate students must obtain a UCR Card from the Card Office, which functions as your library card. Library privileges are automatically updated each quarter based on current enrollment. Graduate students on a university approved leave of absence or on paid filing fee status retain full library privileges.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
Unlimited 90 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 7 Yes Yes Yes

 

UCR Academic: Current UCR Faculty, Academic Staff, Lecturers and Researchers must obtain a UCR Card from the Card Office, which functions as your library card. Library privileges are automatically updated annually based on current employment. To establish library privileges, we will need to confirm your employment by looking you up in the UCR directory, or you may bring a confirmation letter of employment from your department on letterhead.

Emeritus/Retired UCR Academics may use a UCR Card or obtain a UCR Library Card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk for library services. To establish library privileges, please bring proof of your status (i.e. UCR issued emeritus / retirement card) and confirmation of your address (i.e. driver's license). Library privileges are updated biennially with confirmation of status.

UCR Cooperative Extension may obtain a UCR Library card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk for library services with confirmation of status (i.e. UC ID, employment paperwork, etc.). Library privileges are updated yearly, as authorized.

Biomed Clinicians / City of Hope may obtain a UCR Library card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk for library services. Your name must be on the official list provided to the UCR Libraries for confirmation of status. Library privileges are updated yearly, as authorized.

Proxy Borrowers for current or Emeritus UCR Academics may obtain a UCR Library proxy card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk for library services. A Proxy Borrower Application must be completed to establish privileges.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
Unlimited Year 3 Days 2 Weeks 2 Yes Yes Yes

 

UCR Staff: Current UCR Career Staff, UCR Paid Visiting Scholar, Short Term Staff, UCR Paid Post Doctoral positions, and UCR School of Medicine Residents must obtain a UCR Card from the Card Office, which functions as your library card. Library privileges are automatically updated annually based on current employment. To establish library privileges, we will need to confirm your employment by looking you up in the UCR directory, or you may bring a confirmation letter of employment from your department on letterhead.

Retired Staff may use a UCR Card or obtain a UCR Library Card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk for library services. To establish library privileges, please bring proof of your status (i.e. UCR issued retirement card) and confirmation of your address (i.e. driver's license). Library privileges are updated biennially with confirmation of status.

Proxy Borrowers for UCR Staff may obtain a UCR Library proxy card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk for library services. A Proxy Borrower Application must be completed to establish privileges.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
Unlimited 90 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 7 Yes Yes Yes

 

Borrowing Privileges for UCR Affiliated Users

UCR Extension Students: UCR Extension students may obtain a UCR Library card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk or use a UCR Card for library services. You must bring your proof of enrollment card or receipt showing fees paid from the Extension Center to establish library privileges and confirmation of address (i.e. driver's license). Privileges are issued for the length of the course.

Intensive English Program (IEP) students enrolled in UCR Extension Center courses may establish library privileges at the Circulation desk of the Rivera or Orbach Science Libraries using your UCR Extension ID card (with current quarter sticker), which will function as your library card. Library privileges are issued quarterly.

Life Society members may establish library privileges at the Circulation desk of the Rivera or Orbach Science Libraries. Your name must be on the enrollment verification sheet provided to the UCR Libraries for confirmation of status. Library privileges are updated yearly, as authorized.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
Unlimited 28 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 3 No No No

UCR Extension Concurrent Enrollment: Concurent Enrollment students may obtain a UCR Library card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk or use a UCR Card for library services. You must bring your proof of enrollment card or receipt showing fees paid from the Extension Center to establish library privileges and confirmation of address (i.e. driver's license). Privileges are issued quarterly.

Intensive English Program (IEP) students enrolled in UCR courses may establish library privileges at the Circulation desk of the Rivera or Orbach Science Libraries using your UCR Extension ID card (with current quarter sticker), which will function as your library card. Library privileges are issued quarterly.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
Unlimited 28 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 3 Yes Yes Yes

 

UCR Extension Faculty / Staff: Current UCR Extension Faculty and staff may obtain a UCR Library card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk or use your UCR Extension ID card for library services with confirmation of status (i.e. UCR Extension ID, letter on letterhead, or current pay stub) and confirmation of your address (i.e. driver's license). Library privileges are extended yearly or for the duration of your appointment.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
Unlimited 90 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 7 Yes Yes Yes

 

UCR Alumni : UCR Alumni may use an Alumni status UCR Card or obtain a UCR Library Card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk for library services. To establish library privileges, please bring your UCR Alumni Association membership card and confirmation of your address (i.e. driver's license). Library privileges are valid for the duration of your annual membership or biennially for lifetime members.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
Unlimited 28 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 3 No No No

 

USDA Salinity Lab, Fire Lab and USDI/GS: Research staff may use a UCR Card or obtain a UCR Library Card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk for library services. Your name must be on an official list provided to the UCR Libraries for confirmation of status or you may bring a letter on departmental letterhead stating your status. Library privileges are updated yearly, as authorized.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
Unlimited 90 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 7 Yes Yes Yes

 

Borrowing Privileges for UC Affiliated Users

UC Undergraduate: UC Undergraduate students may obtain library privileges from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk with proof of current quarter enrollment, such as a receipt or online registration record showing fees paid and your UC photo ID card.  Library privileges are valid until the end of the quarter or semester at your home campus.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
Unlimited 90 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 7 Yes Yes Yes

 

UC Graduate: UC Graduate students may obtain library privileges from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk with proof of current quarter enrollment, such as receipt or online registration record showing fees paid and your UC photo ID card.  Library privileges are valid until the end of the quarter or semester at your home campus.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
Unlimited 90 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 7 Yes Yes Yes

 

UC Academic: Current / Retired UC Faculty, Other UC Cooperative Extension, and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Central Coast and South Region Academics may obtain library privileges from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk with proof of status, such as a letter on letter head from your campus department or personnel department, or listing in your home campus online directory and your UC photo ID card.  Library privileges are updated yearly or for the length of your appointment with confirmation of status.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
Unlimited 90 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 7 Yes Yes Yes

 

UC Staff: Current / Retired UC Staff may obtain library privileges from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk with proof of status, such as a letter on letterhead from your home campus department or personnel department, or listing in your home campus online directory and your UC photo ID card.  Library privileges are updated yearly or for the length of your appointment with confirmation of status.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
Unlimited 90 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 7 Yes Yes Yes

 

UC Alumni: UC Alumni may obtain a UCR Library Card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk for library services.  To establish library privileges, please bring your UC Alumni Association membership card and confirmation of your address (i.e. driver's license).  Library privileges are valid for the duration of your annual membership or biennially for lifetime members.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
Unlimited 28 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 3 No No No

 

Borrowing Privileges for Non-UC Affiliated Users

Spouse, Partner, Child of UCR Faculty and Staff: A spouse, partner or child (18+ years) of a UCR Faculty or Staff member may obtain a UCR Library card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk or use a UCR Card for library services. UCR Faculty or Staff must verify relationship in person to establish library privileges. Privileges are valid for one year.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
25 Items 28 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 3 No No No

 

Non-UC Academic: Faculty from accredited California Colleges and Universities may obtain a UCR Library Card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk for library services with proof of status, such an I.D. from your home campus with a current date stating you are an academic, a letter on letterhead from your campus department or personnel department stating length and type of appointment, current payroll stub or listing in your home campus online directory. Library privileges are granted for the academic year, or length of appointment, and may be updated with confirmation of status.

OCLC Faculty: May obtain a UCR Library Card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk for library services with presentation of an OCLC authorization card from your participating library and an alternate form of picture ID (e.g. driver's license). Library privileges are valid through the date assigned on the authorization card.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
25 Items 28 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 3 No No No

 

Friends of the Library: Community members, 18 years or older, may join the Friends of the Library by filling out an application, available  at either the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desks. Confirmation of California residency required.

  • 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. Your name must be on official list provided to the UCR Libraries or have a receipt showing payment of membership fees.
Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
25 Items 28 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 3 No No No

 

California Public School Teachers: Certificated K-12 teachers, currently employed as a classroom teacher or administrator, may obtain a UCR Library Card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk for library services. Proof of current employment in a California public school must be provided, such as a current pay stub or a letter from the district office or school on letterhead stating your current status and length of appointment. Address verification required (e.g. driver's license). Library privileges are valid through the end of the fiscal year.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
25 Items 28 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 3 No No No

 

College and University Agreements:

  • Loma Linda University: Currently enrolled students may obtain a UCR Library Card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk with an official authorization form from the Loma Linda Library and one additional form of identification / address confirmation (e.g. driver's license). Library privileges are valid through the date indicated on the authorization form.
  • University of Redlands: Currently enrolled students majoring in Environmental Studies may obtain a UCR Library Card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk for library services with an official authorization form from the University of Redlands Library and one additional form of identification / address confirmation (e.g. driver's license). Library privileges are valid through the date indicated on the authorization form.
  • Stanford University: Currently enrolled Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff may obtain a UCR Library Card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library with presentation of a UC/Stanford Cooperative Program card provided by the Stanford Library and one additional form of identification / address confirmation (e.g. driver's license). Library privileges are valid through the end of each semester.
Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
25 Items 28 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 3 No No No

 

International Baccalaureate: Participants in the John North High School International Baccalaureate program may obtain a UCR Library Card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk for library services. Your name must be on an official list provided to the UCR Libraries for confirmation of status and you must bring a form of identification (e.g. student ID) and address confirmation. Participants under the age of 18 are required to present a signed parent responsibility slip provided by the IB program coordinator at North High School. Library privileges are valid through the date indicated on the authorization list.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
25 Items 28 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 3 No No No

 

Unpaid Post Doctorate & Visiting Scholars: Current Post Doc / Visiting Scholars who are affiliated with a UCR Campus Department, but are not paid by UCR may obtain a UCR Library card from the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk or use a UCR Card for library services. A Request for Library Privileges: Visiting and Other Non-Salaried Positions form must be completed and presented to the Rivera or Orbach Science Library Circulation Desk to establish library privileges. Privileges are valid through the length of appointment.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
Unlimited 90 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 7 Yes Yes Yes

 

Mentor Programs: Participants in the Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP) or a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program must obtain a UCR Card from the Card Office, which functions as your library card. Your name must be on an official list provided to the UCR Libraries for confirmation of status. Library privileges are valid through the end of the program.

Number of Books AllowedLoan Period BooksLoan Period PeriodicalsLoan Period
Education Services
Textbooks
Number
of Online Renewals
Hold / Recall PermittedInterlibrary LoanCourse Reserves
Unlimited 90 Days 3 Days 2 Weeks 7 Yes Yes Yes

 

Last modified: 9/9/2014 12:24 PM by S. Klawitter

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