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Library Resources For IGS Community: Online Paging, Universal Return, and ILL

Online Paging

You can now request that books and other library materials from 25 campus libraries be delivered to any of those libraries. Just use the Berkeley OskiCat catalog to find the circulating item you'd like, click on the yellow Request button near the top of the screen and enter your CalNet ID and password. Finally, select your favorite library to have the item delivered to. It will arrive within three business days; in most cases sooner. Imagine requesting books from the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library, Earth Sciences & Map Library, MAIN Stacks, and Anthropology Library from the comfort of your home and having them all sent to the Environmental Design Library where you can pick them up on your way to class the next morning.

Online paging -- another way the Library's helping you access the materials you need in a timely and efficient manner.

Universal Return

Universal Return
Borrowers may return books to any campus library location, rather than having to return them to the owning library. Exceptions apply to reserves, interlibrary loans, materials from the Law Library and special items such as maps, music scores and media.

Feel free to drop off your returns at the IGS reference/circulation desk.

Interlibrary Borrowing Service (IBS)

The Interlibrary Borrowing Service assists UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff request books, articles and other materials not available (e.g. the material is in-use, in process, missing, at the bindery, not owned) at UC Berkeley using Melvyl and other IBS tools.

 Interlibrary Services
133 Doe Library
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

(510) 642-7365

Fall and Spring Semester Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

1. Find a source: use Mevyl and use the Request button for items from other University of California campuses. You will be taken to a request screen in the Inter-Library Loan website.

Select item from search results.

Select request from record.

2. Request through ILL:  You can also search Worldcat to find an owning library outside the UC System. When you find an item, make sure to note the Accession (OCLC) number and proceed to the IBS Request Form below.

IBS Request Form

  • Log in with your CalNet Login information or UC Berkeley Library card/Cal1Card number and OskiCat PIN.
  • Choose the radio button that matches the type of material you are requesting, and provide as much information as possible in the available fields. Use the “Notes” field to provide any additional information (do not input personal information).

In-person - You can visit Interlibrary Services at 133 Doe Library where the staff can assist you with your request.

Electronically filled articles or part(s) of book requested are delivered to you via email listed in the UC Berkeley directory. Articles filled via Fax or US Post will be mailed to you at the address in the UC Berkeley directory.

 Use My ILL to view the status of your ILL requests.

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