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Services are available 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 UC Davis Library to access resources needed for university research and teaching.  These services are provided free of charge.

Remote users will have online access to the UC Davis Library’s electronic resources.  Authentication via the Library VPN is necessary.

Articles and chapters that are not available online should be requested via Interlibrary Loan request.  Requests will be filled from UC Davis Library collections or from outside institutions as necessary and as available.  In most instances, these requests will be filled via an electronic copy of the article or chapter.

Request books and other physical materials (ex., microform, DVDs, etc.) via Interlibrary Loan request, being certain to add “REMOTE USER” to the Notes field.  Requests will be filled from UC Davis Library collections or from outside institutions as necessary and as available and will be shipped to your research site or program office at library expense via a tracked mailing service requiring signatures (Ex., UPS, FedEx).  All such materials must be returned to the UC Davis Library that mailed them. Users agree to return these items at their own expense using a tracked mailing service. Returns must be adequately packaged to ensure no in-transit damage. The library assumes no responsibility for “lost items” not returned by a tracked mailing service.

Loan periods are determined by your job title (i.e., user group), the type of material, and any restrictions imposed by the lending library; loan periods are the same as those for campus users 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 materials must be returned by a priority mailing service so that they are received at the circulating unit by the recall due date to avoid billing and suspension of privileges. All remote users must have an email address to receive notices.

A valid library account must be established for each remote user. Contact library staff listed below to verify eligibility and apply for a library account.

Bodega Marine Laboratory Molly Engelbrecht
All Other Remote Sites Bonnie Hain-Anderson