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Library Services for Remote Sites

Services are available for UC Davis faculty, staff, and graduate students who are working at sites outside the Davis/Sacramento area and are unable to come to the UC Davis Library to access resources needed for university research and teaching.

Establish Library Privileges

A valid library account must be established for each remote user. Contact library staff listed below to verify eligibility and apply for a library account.

Bodega Marine LaboratoryMolly
All Other Remote SitesBonnie

Access Articles and Chapters

Remote users will have online access to the UC Davis Library’s electronic resources. Authentication via the Library VPN is necessary.

You may request scans of articles and chapters that are not available online. Requests will be filled from via UC Davis Library campus Document Delivery or Interlibrary Service as necessary. In most instances, these requests will be filled via an electronic copy of the article or chapter.

Access Books and Other Physical Materials

Borrowing Materials

Request books and other physical materials (ex., microform, DVDs, etc.) online, being certain to add “REMOTE USER” to the Notes field. Requests will be filled from via UC Davis Library campus Document Delivery or Interlibrary Service as necessary and will be shipped to your research site or program office at library expense. UC Davis faculty, staff, and students may also use the library’s shipping service to have materials shipped to their home address.

Loan periods vary but are the same as those for campus users with the same job title. Materials with loan periods less than 2 weeks and non-circulating materials cannot be loaned.

Returning Materials

All such materials must be returned to the UC Davis Library that mailed them. Users may return materials — at their own expense — by a mail service that provides tracking (ex., UPS, FedEx). Users not located near the Davis or Sacramento area may email and request a postage-paid shipping label in order to return material to the library. The library assumes no responsibility for “lost items” not returned by a tracked mailing service. Returns must be adequately packaged to ensure no in-transit damage.

Materials are not considered returned until received and checked in at a UC Davis Library location. Materials not received by their due date may be subject to billing; user privileges may be suspended if materials are not returned on time.

Recall of Materials

All materials are subject to immediate recall. Recalled material must be received at the library or postmarked by the recall due date to avoid billing or suspension of library privileges. Recalled material will be due within one week of the date of the recall, regardless of the original assigned due date. If the due date is already less than one week away, material must be received at the library or postmarked by that date.

All remote users must have an email address to receive notices.