Borrowing from Other Libraries

UCB faculty, staff, and students can request items that are not available in any of the campus libraries. Requests can be made through OskiCat, Melvyl, UC-eLinks, or Interlibrary Borrowing, depending on how you located the item.

Use OskiCat for items stored at NRLF:  If your item is located at NRLF, the item record will show a REQUEST button.

  1. Click on the REQUEST button.
  2. Enter your name, UCB ID number, and PIN.
  3. Fill out the form completely; be sure to include your pickup location.
  4. You will receive a successful notification. Requested books will normally be available for pickup at your entered location in 24-48 hours.

Non UCB-affiliated library patrons:  Please request NRLF materials through a public, corporate or other library.

Use Melvyl to request items that are available at another UC campus, including SRLF:  When searching in Melvyl, use the Request button.
Fill in the information, and click submit. Requested items will normally be available for pickup in Room 133 Doe Library in three to ten days.

Use UC-eLinks Request to request articles and papers  
Use this option to request a journal article or conference paper not available at UCB, when using the UC-eLinks button in an article database.
Requested documents will usually be delivered electronically (web delivery) in three to ten days. Paper copies will be sent directly to the requester.

Use Interlibrary Borrowing for items not owned by UCB:  Request books, journal articles, conference papers, or theses not owned at UCB.
Requested books will normally be available for pickup in Room 133 Doe Library in two weeks on average; requested journal articles and conference papers will be sent directly to the requester.

RLCP for loans from Stanford or UT Austin:  There is a reciprocal borrowing arrangement with Stanford and UT Austin libraries for UCB Faculty and Graduate Students.  If Stanford owns the material you need, this is often the fastest way to get it. 

College of Engineering faculty, research staff, and graduate students:  If you are looking for a journal article or conference paper not available at UCB, use the expedited article and paper request form or submit your request in person at the Engineering Library Reference Desk.  Requested documents will usually be delivered electronically (web delivery) in one to three days.

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