Library Services for UC Davis Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students Working at Remote Sites

This web page is intended for UC Davis faculty, staff, and graduate students who are working at sites outside the Davis/Sacramento area and who cannot reasonably be expected to come to the campus libraries to obtain library resources needed for university research and teaching.

UC Davis faculty, staff, and graduate students working at off-campus sites have access to most of the library's licensed electronic resources via the Internet. Refer to the University Library's Connect from Off Campus web page for details.

Electronic resources are subject to copyright and license restrictions relating to how they may be used. By accepting your university computer privileges you have assumed personal responsibility for adhering to those restrictions and avoiding uses that are prohibited. Many databases of journal article citations and electronic versions of the cited journals are commercial products that limit access to subscribers. UCD faculty, students, and staff may use these resources for educational and research purposes only. There are a few electronic resource licenses that do not allow off-campus access.

Access to Print/Microform Resources, Document Delivery Service and Interlibrary Loan

UC Davis faculty, staff, and graduate students working at sites outside the Davis/Sacramento metropolitan area have access to UC library print resources through the Request features in the UC Davis Harvest catalog and the Melvyl catalog. All UC Davis faculty, staff and students must first establish library privileges to use the Request features. The Document Delivery Service provides access to articles and chapters from UC Davis print resources. This service is free to students, faculty and staff working at remote UCD worksites.

Establishing Library Privileges

Specific arrangements need to be established for each remote user. A valid UC Davis library card and verification of UC status are required to begin service; this verification can only occur during normal Monday-Friday business hours. The library contacts for patrons at remote locations are:

Applied Science & Computer Science Departments, Livermore Jason Newborn
Bodega Marine Laboratory Molly Engelbrecht
Calif. Veterinary Diagnostic Lab System Bonnie Hain-Anderson
David Grant Medical Center Travis AFB Bonnie Hain-Anderson
Hopland Research & Extension Center (DANR) Derek Sisneros
Kearney Agricultural Center Derek Sisneros
Veterans Administration, Martinez Bonnie Hain-Anderson
Veterans Administration, McClellan Clinics Bonnie Hain-Anderson
Veterans Administration, Northern California Health Care System, Sacramento Bonnie Hain-Anderson
Veterinary Medicine Teaching & Research Center, Tulare Bonnie Hain-Anderson
Other Locations Derek Sisneros

Books and other Materials that Will Need to be Returned to the Libraries

Books and other materials will be retrieved from the UC Davis collections or obtained from another library (e.g., interlibrary loan) and will be shipped to your location at library expense by a mailing service that provides a tracking system including signatures (e.g., UPS, FedEX). Both UC Davis and interlibrary loan items must be returned to the UC Davis campus library that mailed them. Users must agree to return items at their expense using a mailing service that provides tracking. Returns must be adequately packaged to ensure no in-transit damage. The library assumes no responsibility for "lost items" not returned by a tracked delivery service.

This service only ships books and other library materials to UCD affiliated research sites and program offices.

Loan periods are determined by your job title (i.e., patron status) and the type of material; they are the same as those for campus patrons with the same job title. Materials with loan periods less than 2 weeks and non-circulating materials cannot be loaned.

Recalls: All returnable materials are subject to immediate recall. Recalled items must be returned by a priority mailing service so that they are received at the circulating unit by the revised due date on the recall notice. All remote users must have an email address to receive notices.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters (Non-returnable Materials)

Copies of journal articles and book chapters will be delivered electronically, whenever possible. FAX and mail delivery are used only when electronic delivery is not possible.

Refer to the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery websites for more details.