The University Library enriches every facet of life at UC Davis. Here you can find a list of the services, tools, and resources that the library makes available for the UC Davis and the wider community.

Research & Learning

Research Support

Library staff are available to help you begin your research and to assist with class assignments, and research papers and projects. Get started at our Information Desk, get...

Contact your Subject Librarian

Contact information for subject specialist librarians organized by department/program. Links provided to subject guides where available.

Guides & Tutorials

Resources to help you find, evaluate and use information.

Library Instruction for Courses

Request a library instruction class that introduces library resources and information literacy concepts designed specifically for your course.

Drop-In Classes, Workshops and Tours

Sign up for a drop-in class, workshop or graduate student tour to learn about  library resources and services or how to do library research. ...

Request a Tour or Orientation

Request a customized tour or orientation for your group.

First Year Seminar – Information Investigators

The “Information Investigators” first-year seminars are designed to help you work more effectively and efficiently. Save time Ask the right questions Find the information you need...

Digital Scholarship

Design and implement digital research exhibits, such as digital archives and research portals; explore text mining, analysis, and natural language processing; develop data visualizations; and receive instructional support.

Data Management

A program designed to assist with organization, management, and curation of research data to enhance its preservation and access now and into the future.

Teaching and Learning Spaces

See where our library instruction rooms are located.

Library Services for Social Science Data

Working with Social Science Data? The UC Davis Library provides a variety of services to faculty, students and researchers who are working with numeric and structured social science data. We...

Writing & Publishing

Copyright and Licensing

Copyrighted work is an essential part of day-to-day life on campus. Research, scholarship, instructional materials, software, and—in some cases—datasets are all examples of copyrighted work the campus community regularly creates,...

Scholarly Communications

Providing assistance with and information on publishing agreements, copyright transfers, and copyright management. Find support for open access practices, including mechanics, licensing, and compliance.

Archives and Institutional Assets

Key aspects of the program include: Preservation of university records of enduring historical and research value Stewardship of UC Davis researcher assets, especially working papers, data sets, lab notebooks, correspondence,...

Managing Citations

Learn how to use and cite information in your papers and projects.

Open Access Fund

Advancing the Impact of UC Davis Research   The UC Davis Open Access Fund supports UC Davis Academic Senate, Academic Federation members, faculty, post-docs, residents, fellows, and graduate students who...

Using Your Library

Accessing Resources

The UC Davis Library is proud to facilitate access to books, articles, and other resources held locally or at any library worldwide. Find out how to get started.

Library Cards and Proxy Accounts

A valid UC Davis Library card is required to borrow books, place requests, and use other library services. Individuals needing assistance using the library may designate a proxy to conduct...

Course Reserves

Find a book for a class, or if you teach one, ask us to put something on reserve for you.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan obtains materials or copies of materials that are not available at UC Davis from other libraries within the UC system or from libraries throughout the world. The ILL service supports university research, teaching, coursework, and patient care for UC Davis faculty, staff, and students.

Document Delivery Services

The UC Davis Library Document Delivery Service delivers copies of journal articles and book chapters owned at any of the UC Davis Libraries. For many campus users this is a free service. For users not affiliated with UC Davis, a similar fee-based DDS service is available. Rush orders available.

Services for Users at Remote Sites

Services for Remote Users 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 campus libraries to obtain library resources needed for university research and teaching.

Space and Equipment

UC Davis Library locations have a wide variety of equipment and study spaces, including silent and group study areas, to meet the needs of the UC Davis community. It also offers study aids and other equipment, including microform readers, to assist in research and study needs.

Computers, Printing, Copying, and Scanning

The Library provides numerous ways to access to digital collections, in addition to providing workstations for users to study, research, and perform coursework.

Services for Patrons with Disabilities

The UC Davis University Library is committed to equal access as articulated in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Patrons with disability-related needs are encouraged to request accommodations. The Library provides a positive environment in which an individual's needs can be accommodated and privacy respected.

Connect From Off Campus

Using the VPN Client, current UC Davis students, faculty, and employees may access our licensed resources from off campus with their UCD LoginID. The...

Suggest a Purchase

Please use this form to suggest a book, journal, or other information resource (including electronic titles) for addition to the UC Davis General Libraries. Your request will be forwarded to...

Special Collections

Special Collections Duplication and Use Services

See fees for UC and non-UC affiliates for reproduction requests for books, pamphlets, manuscripts, images, etc., forms concerning personal camera use and permission to use.

Classes & Tours

Contact Special Collections to schedule a class or tour.

Transfers to the University Archives

We welcome the transfer of records of enduring historical value from UC Davis administrative offices, academic departments and units, campus organizations, and student groups that document the university’s history, development,...