Resources to help you find, evaluate and use information.
Explore what the library has to offer by taking a workshop or tour.
Contact librarians responsible for academic subject areas.
For UC Davis faculty, staff and graduate students outside the Davis/Sacramento area.
If you have a disability-related need, let us know how we can help.
The Shields Library provides 24-hour access to study space year-round, including expanded locations to accommodate peak study times (e.g. finals). Effective Monday, August 3, 2020: To support compliance...
The basics: Get a library card. Borrow, renew, and return material. Recall items.
Borrow don't buy! Find your course materials at the library.
Get materials via Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery services.
Request UC Davis-owned books and other materials be shipped directly to you.
Register to access rare materials in our Archives and Special Collections.
Use the library's VPN to access materials from off campus.
Suggest a book, journal or electronic resource for addition to the library.
We provide a variety of reference and research assistance services, from online chat to virtual consultations. Get help with course assignments, and research projects. Let us help you get the most out of collections and services.
DataLab provides consultations, and training in the design, analysis, and visualization of data-driven research, including the data extraction, GIS and cartography, text mining, digital scholarship, and more.
A guide for those looking for assistance with data discovery and selection, data management, sharing, and preservation, help with social science data, and health informatics.
Learn how to cite information and how to manage citations for your papers and projects.
Find out about publisher agreements, discounts, funding opportunities and support.
Get information on copyright-related issues.
Explore rare and primary source materials for your research.
Preserve your hard-copy and born-digital research assets in the University Archives.
Request a library instruction class that introduces resources to your students.
Schedule a class or tour.
Set aside course textbooks and materials for student use.
Find and reserve private study and collaborative spaces.
Study 24/7/365 at Shields Library.
The library provides numerous ways to access to digital collections, in addition to providing workstations for users to study, research, and perform coursework.
View and print from microforms.
Lockers, headphones, calculators... see what you can borrow besides books.