Request for Book or Journal Article

All UC San Diego Library facilities will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, 2014, through Sunday, January 4, 2015, as part of the campus-wide Winter Holiday Closure. Library facilities will reopen Monday, January 5, 2015.

Requests received December 24 through January 4, will be processed beginning January 5. We appreciate your patience for any delays.

UC San Diego Faculty, Staff, and Students

Use this form to request books, journal articles, government publications, and other materials. The fastest way to request materials, however, is through the UC-eLinks feature available from most UC San Diego online databases, or by using the Citation Linker form.

Requestor Information

The barcode is the 14-digit number on the back of your UC San Diego ID that begins with 21822. Please enter all 14 digits.

Expense Information

For articles owned by UC San Diego there is a $3.50 charge, except in these instances.

A budget number—also called an "index number"—is a seven-character code that indicates the UC San Diego departmental budget line to which an expense should be charged. A budget number may be required when you request reproduction services materials available in the UC San Diego Library.

Delivery Information

Books will be delivered to this location. Articles will be delivered via email.

Item Information

Please provide author, title, volume number, page, date, and other related information.

Book Example:

  • Okuda, M., & Okuda, D. (1993). Star Trek Chronology: The Future's History. New York: Pocket Books.

Article Example:

  • Ramirez-Arreola D, Padilla-Lopez H, Gonzalez-Nunez R, et al. The effect of post-extrusion conditions in ribbon extrusion of polymer blends INTERNATIONAL POLYMER PROCESSING 21 (2): 121-131 MAY 2006

For rush requests, please include a deadline and reason(s) for the rush. A cost may apply.

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The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, US Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction.

One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research."

If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would invoke violation of copyright law.

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