The UCR Library staff is busy connecting students and faculty to scholarly resources during spring quarter
April 24, 2020

The Library is online and ready to help you!

Despite the closure of the physical campus buildings, the UCR Library staff remain ready to support UC Riverside students, faculty, and researchers during our first-ever all virtual quarter.

The majority of library services such as Interlibrary Loan (ILL), course reserves, teaching and research support, workshops, consultations, and other public services are now functioning under a remote operating model.

Here is a list of available services for UCR faculty, students and staff during this closure:

Getting Help

Books, Journals, and Databases

  • More than 50% of print books from all UC campuses are now available online through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service: instructions here.
  • Online access to textbooks, eBooks, journal articles, videos, and music is available. See the guide to Expanded/Free Access for links and more information.
  • Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request an electronic copy of a journal article or other online resource you cannot find elsewhere. We are unable to receive physical items. We are processing ILLs as quickly as possible, but due closures at other libraries, delays are possible.

Course Reserves and Streaming

  • Course Reserves is operational, although we cannot put physical material on reserve. We work to obtain electronic access when available. Contact the Collection Strategists to help identify alternate solutions for material not available electronically.
  • Media (films) streaming is operational, although we cannot stream any physical copies that have not been previously digitized. For available online video and music, see the Expanded/Free Access guide.

Support for Class Instruction (Instructors)

  • Please fill out a Library Instruction Request form to schedule a library instruction session. We anticipate being able to fully support online classes, both synchronously and asynchronously, including:
    • brief video tutorials
    • virtual office hours for research assignments
    • collaboratively designing assignments and assessments for remote learners
    • some options for sessions utilizing primary materials from Special Collections and University Archives
    • support for iLearn, in conjunction with XCITE

Support for Research and Assignments

Questions about library circulation, due dates, fines, etc.

Email questions to During the closure we are extending due dates and suspending recalls, paging, and billing to the fullest extent possible. Because some automated billing (such as Interlibrary Loan) may happen that is outside of our control, please contact us with any questions or concerns.