The UC Davis University Library strives to make the materials in its collections available to the users in the community and state, while simultaneously fulfilling its primary obligation to the University of California, Davis (UCD) campus and the University of California (UC) system.

Members of the public may purchase access to limited library privileges.

Library Cards
Where and how to get a library card.
Library Privileges
Find out about library privileges available for UC students, faculty, staff, and all others.
Checking out Library Materials
How to check out library materials.
Holds, Recalls, and Searches
How to place a hold, recall or search, and who is eligible for these services.
Library Services to Remote Sites
Library services to faculty, staff, and graduate students working at remote sites.
Loan Periods
Loan periods for library materials.
Microform Collections
How to access, view and print materials on micoform.
NRLF (Materials stored off campus)
How to retrieve library materials stored in the NRLF (Northern Regional Library Facility).
Overdue Materials, Library Fines and Fees
Find out about: overdue notices, library fines, replacement charges and processing fees, recall and reserve fines, damaged materials, and payment of library bills.
Renewing Library Materials
Renewal periods for library materials.
Returning Library Materials
View map of book return locations on-campus and find out about returning library materials by mail.

Contact Circulation Services

Shields Library
Phone: (530) 752‑8792