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.
Winter Closure 2016-2017
Processing Interlibrary Borrowing (ILB) requests and renewals submitted during winter closure December 21, 2016-January 03, 2017, will begin on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. (Please review RLCP pages for separate winter closure information.)
Green Library will be open limited hours during winter closure. Return ILB materials loaned by non-Stanford libraries to the Green Library main circulation desk. Request a return receipt. Do not return ILB materials to branch libraries or campus bookdrops. Beginning on January 4, 2017, materials returned during winter closure will be shipped to the various lending libraries.
Stanford RLCP and Interlibrary Services wishes everyone a restful winter break.
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!):