Library facilities are closed until further notice except for quiet study space. For help with remote instruction and learning, see Teaching and Learning Continuity.

Interlibrary Services for Libraries

Borrowing and lending of physical materials is suspended due to COVID-19 closures. Electronic borrowing and lending are not affected.

UCSF students, faculty and staff: Please visit the Request Materials page.

  • The information below is for other libraries.
  • UCSF Library does not accept requests from non-libraries or individuals.   If you need materials from UCSF Library, please contact your nearest library with OCLC or Docline membership.


We accept requests via

  • OCLC
  • Docline

Loan period

  • 4 weeks
  • All loans are subject to recalls.


Type of Institution Loans Copies
California academic/public libraries and all health sciences libraries $11 $11
All other US non-health libraries (academic/public, non-profit, corporate, etc.) $21 $21
International libraries (loans not available) N/A $21

Billing and Shipping


  • IFM
  • EFTS

Paying Invoices

  • IFLA vouchers


  • US First Class mail for loans
  • Email for copies


Contact us, we’re happy to help.