Library facilities will be closed until further notice, but see Teaching and Learning Continuity for help with remote instruction and learning.

Interlibrary Services for Libraries

Due to COVID-19, Request/Interlibrary Loan services will be impacted. Borrowing and lending of physical materials (e.g., books and paper journals) will be suspended during the UCSF Library buildings’ curtailment. Electronic borrowing and lending will not be 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
  • Invoice

Paying Invoices

  • Checks
  • Money orders
  • Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express
  • IFLA vouchers


  • US First Class mail for loans
  • Email for copies

Contact Us

UCSF Library
Interlibrary Services
530 Parnassus Avenue, Room 106
San Francisco, CA 94143-0840

Phone: (415) 502-5789
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