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Forms to Request Library Services

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The UCB Libraries offer many forms online so that you can request library services quickly and easily. If you have any questions about these forms, please contact us in person at the Reference Desk or online through our Ask Us form.

Ask Us
Ask a reference question of the Engineering Library. A reference librarian will respond in a timely fashion. This works best for brief, factual questions. For more in-depth research questions, please come to the Library.

Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII)
The Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) supports faculty members, post-docs, graduate students, and researchers who want to make their publications free to all readers immediately upon publication.

Book Purchase Recommendation Form
Suggest a book for the Engineering Library collection. Please provide as much information as possible so that the librarians can consider your suggestion without delay.

Expedited Article and Paper Request Form   (COE faculty, grad students, and research staff Only)
Request journal articles and conference papers through expedited services. College of Engineering faculty, graduate students, and research staff can use this form to request journal articles and conference papers not found in the UCB Libraries. Expedited requests are usually available in 1-3 days, on average.

Faculty Course Reserves Form   (Instructors Only)
Request that material be placed on course reserves in the Engineering Library. By placing materials on course reserves, you can insure all your students have access to them.

Instruction Request Form
Request an instruction seminar or consultation about the library and its electronic resources. You can request instruction for an individual, a research group, or a class.

Materials Borrowing Form   (Non-UCB Materials Only)
Request materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Borrowing Service (IBS). The form is set to Books by default. Select Periodicals for photocopies of journal articles and conference papers. Select Theses for Master's theses and PhD dissertations.

Patron E-mail Address Update Form
Activate the email notification service for library notices. By updating your email address, you can permit the Library to send circulation notices to you via email. This will expedite the notification you receive regarding your library materials.

Research Library Cooperative Program   (UCB faculty, grad students, and research staff Only)
Request materials owned by Stanford University or UT Austin. Requests made through RLCP are often delivered faster than requests from Interlibrary Borrowing Service (IBS). First time user? Read the informational overview.