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Get Books & Articles Not Owned by UC Berkeley
Click the Get it at UC button next to a citation in an article database. If it is not available online or at UC Berkeley, simply click "Request through Interlibrary Loan."
From a record in UC Library Search (the library catalog and more), simply click "Request through Interlibrary Loan."
- Print books are delivered to the UCB library of your choice for pick up.
- Journal articles and book chapters are shared as PDFs.
- Articles may be delivered in a couple of days or even hours; allow up to 2 weeks for delivery, sometimes longer, for books and hard to locate items.
- A free service for Berkeley faculty, staff, and students. No limit on number of books, articles, etc. you may request.
Connect from Off Campus
Off-campus access is limited to current UCB faculty, staff and students. Choose one of the following methods:
- When you click on an UC Library Search link or Library link to database or article (in a browser or on a mobile device) you will be prompted to authenticate via CalNet.
- If you want to be able to click on a resource link found via a search engine or a non-UCB Library webpage, it is recommended you use the VPN instead of the bookmarklet.
- EZproxy FAQ
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
- Download and install the bSecure Remote Access VPN (GlobalProtect VPN) client to access UC Berkeley licensed resources.
- Make sure you select the Library Access and Full Tunnel Gateway or Connection when you log on to access Library resources
- If you are on a public or unsecured network and don't need to access Library resources, you can use the default Split Tunnel access
- VPN FAQ
After connecting, make sure to change the Connection/Gateway: to Library Access and Full Tunnel.