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Research Library Cooperative Program

The Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP) coordinates shared onsite and remote borrowing privileges between participating libraries: the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Winter closure December 21, 2016-January 03, 2017

2016 RLCP final shipment schedule:
-2:00p.m. Monday, December 19, 2016 shipment sent to UCB of returned and requested loans
-10:00a.m.Tuesday, December 20, 2016 final shipment from UCB of Stanford requested materials

University of California Libraries will fill Stanford RLCP article requests submitted through December 21, 2016.

Stanford Green Library and University of California Libraries will be open limited hours during winter closure. Return UCB RLCP materials to the Green Library main circulation desk. Request a return receipt. Do not return RLCP loaned volumes to branch libraries or campus bookdrops.

Processing RLCP requests and renewals submitted during winter closure and shipments between Stanford and UC Berkeley will resume on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Stanford RLCP and Interlibrary Services wishes everyone a restful winter break.

Renewing RLCP materials

You can usually renew books borrowed through the RLCP program at least once.

Stanford patrons

To renew materials borrowed from UC Berkeley:

  1. Create a PIN in My OskiCat.
  2. Enter patron name, Stanford Library ID, and the generic PIN number 3403. Alternatively, you may use your Stanford ID instead of Library ID, but preface it with the capitalized letters "SU."  For example: SU01010203.
  3. Click on the "Modify PIN" button to customize the PIN number.  (If you have trouble with this step, call UC Berkeley RLCP for assistance: (510) 642-5425.)
  4. My OskiCat will display the items that are checked out.
  5. To renew all materials at once, press the "Renew All" button.
  6. To renew selected material, check the box(es) beside the title(s) you wish to renew in the RENEW column.
  7. Click the "Renew Selected" button. When items are renewed successfully, a new due date will appear in the STATUS column.

You can also request renewals by emailing with a list of the books you want to renew.

To renew materials borrowed from UT Austin:
Submit an e-mail renewal request to For each renewal include the transaction number, and the author and title.

UC Berkeley patrons

To renew materials borrowed from Stanford:

  1. Go to My Account.
  2. Click on “Forgot your PIN?”
  3. Enter your Library ID (the Coop Card # listed above)
  4. Click “Reset PIN.” This will trigger an email to the address attached to your library account.
  5. Click on the link in the email and set your PIN.

You may log to My Account to renew or review Stanford University materials checked out to you.

Or, you may renew via email to List each book by author, title, and barcode number. You will be notified of the new due dates.

To renew materials borrowed from UT Austin:

  • Sign into My ILL with your Library card/Cal1Card number and OskiCat PIN (which are not the same as your CalNet Login information).
  • Once logged in, check the Show Everything box to view your inventory of IBS requests.
  • Renewals are not guaranteed. Click the Renew button to send IBS a renewal message. IBS will then contact the lender to inquire about renewal possibilities for the material. If the renewal is granted, you will receive an email from IBS notifying you of the new due date. Renewals can take up to 5 days to be granted. If the renewal is not granted, you will receive an email from IBS informing you that the renewal request was denied.

UT Austin patrons

To renew materials borrowed from Stanford or UC Berkeley:
Log into UTA Interlibrary Services to request a renewal of the borrowed materials.