Library Privileges for Users

COVID-19 Update

Library privileges are currently restricted to to primarily UCD faculty, staff, students and emeriti. Some other user categories retain limited privileges as well.

Unfortunately, we are not issuing new library accounts for non-affiliated users at this time.


The UC Davis Library offers a variety of courtesy and fee-based library account types. Loan limits, due dates, and eligibility for services such as Interlibrary Loan and Document delivery, will vary based upon user category.

Category Access to the Building? Issuing New Accounts? Eligible for ILL or DDS services? Eligible for Shipping Service?
UNEX SSGPDP Tier 1-2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
UCD Students on PELP Yes Yes Yes Yes
UCD Students on Filing Fee Yes Yes Yes Yes
UCD Students Yes Yes Yes Yes
UCD Staff Yes Yes Yes Yes
UCD Retirees No Yes Yes Yes
UCD Faculty Yes Yes Yes Yes
UCD Emeriti Yes Yes Yes Yes
UCD Alumni No Yes No Yes
All Other Users No No No No