Borrowing & Renewing


You can check out  materials at circulation/reserves desks with your valid library card. Loan periods vary by item and by card holder status, so be sure to check your borrowing privileges. You are responsible for all items checked out on your card and should not loan borrowed materials to any other person. 

In addition to material from our regular collections, at both Rivera Library and Orbach Science Library UCR faculty, staff, and students can borrow:

4 hour checkout:
Calculators, headphones, headsets, bicycle locks, USB chargers, HDMI cables

All day checkout, due at closing:
Book carts, markers, mini whiteboards

Renewing / View your account

You can renew material online or at a circulation/reserves desks unless they have been recalled. Course reserves and other hourly material must be renewed at the desk from which they were checked out.


All material, excluding hourly loans, may be recalled for library services, such as course reserves. This alters the original due date, requiring the item to be returned sooner, typically within seven days.

If you receive a recall notice, it means that a UC Library is requesting the item.  It is now due on the date indicated on the notice. Return items promptly to avoid being fined.  If you still need the item, you may place a resource sharing request in the UC Library Search to get it from another institution.


Courtesy and overdue notices are sent via email to remind you to renew or return your material.  It is your responsibility to renew or return items by the due date. Failure to receive a courtesy or overdue notice will not prevent billing. Community users must ensure that we have your current contact information.