The Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP) is a reciprocal agreement among the libraries at University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, and the University of Texas at Austin.
The program makes the library resources of these three institutions available to faculty, currently registered graduate students, and academic staff, allowing them to request and receive material quickly and efficiently through unmediated requests, interlibrary loan, or on-site visits. Visiting scholars and undergraduates are not eligible for RLCP.
Access and borrowing privileges in any participating library at Stanford University or the University of Texas, Austin, subject to each library’s regulations.
Direct borrower-to-library requests for book loans and electronic article delivery service via the web.
Materials from Stanford or UT Austin delivered for pickup at the Circulation Desk in Doe Library.
To use Stanford’s resources, Berkeley faculty, academic staff, and currently registered graduate students do not need to enroll in the program; they are automatically registered for RLCP privileges at the Stanford University Libraries.
To use UT Austin’s resources, Berkeley faculty, academic staff, and currently registered graduate students must complete a three step registration procedure:
Step One: Apply for a UTA RLCP account by completing the On-line Application Form. All entries must be answered. Incomplete applications may be delayed or returned. Your RLCP account will normally be established within two working days. If you are planning to make an on-site visit to UT Austin, you will need to acquire a card. Apply at the Privileges Desk in Main Circulation for this card. A valid University ID is required to pick it up. UC Berkeley faculty and academic staff must renew their UTA RLCP Card annually. UCB graduate students must renew their UTA RLCP card each semester.
Step Two: Establish your University of Texas, Austin electronic identification (UT EID) by completing the application on the "GET a UT EID" page. When creating UTA’s EID, patrons will link away from this web page.
Step Three: After creating the EID, patrons must e-mail their EID to UTA’s Circulation Department at to finish the registration process.
Note: After completing UTA’s application process, patrons are able to submit RLCP requests within two working days, not including weekends.
Holdings at Stanford University libraries may be searched by connecting to the Stanford University Library online catalog.
UCB users request using Stanford's online form
Be sure to include your name, UCB ID number, and as complete a citation as possible for each book or scan requested.
Note: Berkeley patrons must first register before placing requests for material from UT Austin. Please follow the registration instructions provided above.
Holdings at UT Austin libraries may be searched by connecting to the UTA online catalog.
There are two ways for UCB users to request delivery from UT Austin:
Email: Send request to . Be sure to include your name, UCB ID number, and as complete a citation as possible for each book or scan requested.
Book loans for items readily available will be ready for pickup at the Circulation Desk, (Level A of the Main Stack) in Doe Library in about a week. Articles will be delivered electronically by posting to the web. RLCP patrons will receive an email which will include all directions and a PIN number to access the article.
UC Berkeley users should return books borrowed from Stanford or UT Austin via the Book Return chute at the Circulation Desk on Level A of the Main Stacks in Doe Library. Users are responsible for materials until they have been returned to the library from which they were borrowed. We recommend you ask for a receipt at the Circulation Desk when returning materials. This will absolve you of responsibility for payment if an item becomes lost in the return mail.
Renew books from Stanford by sending an email to . List each book by author, title and barcode number.
Renew UT Austin books by sending an email to or online on the UT Direct website. To renew books online, you will need your 12-digit UT Austin ID number and the ten-digit item number for each book. This information can be found on the orange band wrapped around the front cover of the book.
Recall books from UT Austin by sending an e-mail to . Include a complete citation of the book you want to recall. The item will be shipped to Berkeley as soon as it becomes available.
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