We can help you borrow books, articles, or other materials that Stanford does not have (so be sure to check SearchWorks or consult with a librarian first!). Check to make sure that you're eligible to use interlibrary services and that the materials are eligible to be borrowed.
During winter closure, December 21, 2013-January 5, 2014, patrons may submit RLCP and ILB requests. Processing of requests submitted during the winter closure will begin on Monday, January 6, 2014.
Stanford patrons: Do not return materials loaned by non-Stanford libraries to campus bookdrops. Return materials to the Green Circulation Desk. Request a return receipt.
Access to UC libraries
Stanford participates in reciprocal programs that allow faculty, graduate students, and academic staff to have direct on-site access and borrowing privileges at many UC libraries. (Note that this is different from RLCP.)
University of California / Stanford University Reciprocal Services Program (RSP)
RSP provides eligible Stanford patrons with the same on-site access and borrowing privileges as their counterparts at UC campus general libraries. (If you do not want on-site access, you can request UC library materials through Interlibrary Borrowing.) Here's how to use RSP:
- Apply for an RSP card at the Privileges Office in Green Library. A current Stanford ID card is required. (UC patrons should obtain RSP cards from their home institutions.)
- Search the shared holdings of the UC libraries in Melvyl, and/or visit the UC library (check its hours of operation first!):