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Interlibrary borrowing

Can I use these services?

All Stanford faculty, students, staff and visiting scholars may use Interlibrary Borrowing (ILB) and BorrowDirect

Only Stanford faculty, graduate students and academic staff qualify for enhanced services:

  • Longer loan periods: Direct from Berkeley (RLCP) is a service that provides you with an actual UC-Berkeley library account. It is a service behind the scences- when you place an ILB or a BorrowDirect request, if the item is filled by Berkeley the item will be charged to your account at Berkeley then delivered to Stanford by courier. You can view and renew your account online. 
  • On-site access and borrowing at UC Berkeley Libraries: present your valid Stanford University ID card at UC-Berkeley's circulation desks to check out books.
  • On-site access and borrowing cards at other UC Libraries: You may also obtain access and borrowing cards when you visit any of the other UC campus libraries.