Your UC San Diego identification card is your library card. Please present it at time of check out. ID cards and library cards are non-transferable and cannot be shared.
Salaried academic UC San Diego employees are eligible to designate up to three (3) research assistants to check out library materials on their behalf. These proxy cards are not for use by spouses, domestic partners, or children. For additional information, please call (858) 534-0134 or (858) 822-5898.
UC San Diego Extension students are eligible for library privileges at a discounted fee of $15.00 for 3 months. Concurrently enrolled Extension students receive privileges at no additional charge with proof of current registration.
UC San Diego Extension faculty must be sponsored by their cluster in order to obtain library privileges. Extension faculty should contact their cluster representative for pre-approval or call (858) 534-0134 for additional information.
All library card holders must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and have a residential address within the state of California.
Community Borrowing Card
Dual borrowers are two adults in the same household who share a single account. Both borrowers may use the account interchangeably, with the primary account holder financially responsible for all items on the account.
Senior Community Borrowing Card
Senior borrowers are members of the community 65 years and older.
Student Community Borrowing Card
Open to registered students of the California State University or public California community colleges. Students must have a current, valid ID card from their home institution.
The UC San Diego Library offers courtesy privilege cards to members of the following groups:
Proof of eligibility will be required when you apply for your library card. Contact the Geisel Library Front Desk at (858) 534-0134 for additional information.