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 you can borrow:


Current UCR faculty, staff and students can borrow a Windows laptop. They can be used anywhere on campus, but must be returned to the library from which they were borrowed. Laptops check out for four hours, and you can book a laptop in person up to one day in advance. In person renewals are allowed if laptops are available. Remember:

  • Return the laptop on time, or pay a late fee
  • If the laptop or peripherals are lost, damaged or stolen, you pay up to $2000
  • Save your data often; all files are purged when the computer shuts down or restarts
  • You are required to follow the UCR Electronic Communications Policy

Other Items

4 hour checkout:
Bicycle locks, calculators, headphones, USB chargers, mini whiteboards

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

Renewing / View your account

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

Recalls (Holds)

Current UC faculty, staff, and students may recall books that are checked out by others.  This alters the original due date, requiring the item to be returned sooner, typically within seven days.  All material, excluding hourly loans, may be recalled.  Use the "Place a Hold" option in the UCR catalog or contact circulation/reserves desks to place a recall.  You will be notified when it's ready to pick up.

If you receive a recall notice, it means that someone has placed a hold on the item.  It is now due on the date indicated on the notice, normally within a week. Return items promptly to avoid being fined.  If you still need the item and it is not being recalled for course reserves, you may place a hold to get it back or you may use interlibrary loan 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 address.