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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

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

Requesting Books

You can request books from nearly any campus library and have them delivered to the library of your choice.

  • Use OskiCat catalog to find the item you'd like
  • Click the yellow Request button near the top of the screen
  • Enter your CalNet ID and password
  • Finally, select the library to have the item delivered to.

The requested item(s) will arrive within three business days or sooner. 

Returning Books

Books may be returned to any campus library, and will be shipped back to the owning library.

Exceptions include: books on reserve, interlibrary loans, Law Library materials, and special items such as maps, music scores and media.

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.