UPDATE: Library facilities are now open to all those with a UCSF ID, though selected spaces remain closed with services available remotely.

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.