First, you will need to sign in for full access and to be able to request items.
From your search results, you can access:
Items can be available (1) both online and physically (on a library shelf), (2) only online, (3) only physically (on a library shelf). Use the links on the left to navigate the record and determine whether an item is available. See section below for unavailable items.
Items available online will include links to sections named "View Online" and/or "Search Inside". For information about determining the availability of, and accessing if available, an online item, see the Online Items tab.
Items available physically (on a library shelf) will include links to sections named "Get It" and/or "How to Get It". For information about determining the availability of, and requesting or retrieving if available, a physical item, see the Physical Items tab.
The following links can appear for online and physical items:
To request ("recall") an item from its current borrower, click on "Request from UC Berkeley". See the "Physical items" tab for more information.
If an item is not owned by UC Berkeley, you can often use Interlibrary Loan to request it from another library. For these items, a Request through Interlibrary Loan option appears under "How to Get It."
Click it to access the Interlibrary Loan Request form.
For more information (including delivery time frames and loan periods), see the Interlibrary Borrowing Service.
Records for online items can include "View Online", "Links", and/or "Search Inside" sections.
Use the "View Online" section to determine availability (for example, dates of publication).
The "Links" section may include more information.
The "Search Inside" section allows users to search inside this item.
Records for physical items include a "Get It" section (and sometimes a "How to Get It" section with additional details).
Some items must be viewed in a library (ex: Bancroft Library items). For items that can be borrowed, you can:
For example, to access this item,...
...you have two options:
To borrow this item also owned by two locations,....
...you'll want to borrow the copy in Doe Library, either requesting it for pickup or retrieving it from Doe Library's Main (Gardner) Stacks by using its call number (KF4755 .A75 C7 1995) because the Ethnic Study Library's copy is "out of library" (ex: checked out).
Click on "Request from UC Berkeley" to request ("recall") the item from its current borrower.
The three most common options for requesting physical items (depending on an item's availability) are:
To find an item by its call number:
For example, find an item the call number "QA 17.1 C.98" on the shelf by:
1. Reading LINE 1 (QA) alphabetically.
2. Reading LINE 2 (17.1) numerically.
3. Reading LINE 3 (C98) alphabetically and numerically as a decimal.
Ex: C.98 comes after C.972 and before C.984.