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Online Catalogs

To find books in the UCLA Library and beyond, use the following catalogs:

Interlibrary Loan/Request

If UCLA does not own an item, UC students, faculty, and staff can Request it through the interlibrary loan (ILL) service.

Note: Library Card number required to submit an interlibrary loan Request. Library Card number is your nine digit BruinCard ID number plus the tenth digit located on the back of the card.

E-books at UCLA

E-books at Other Campuses

E-books cannot be loaned between universities, even between UC campuses. UCLA users are only able to access e-books which UCLA subscribes to. Melvyl doesn't even provide a Request button for e-books. Your options for reading those books include:

  • Request a print edition by interlibrary loan. (In Melvyl,click on "View all editions and formats" to find a print version, which will have a Request button.)
  • Recommend that the UCLA Library purchase the e-book. (Not suggested if you need it quickly. Purchases may take months.)
  • Visit a library that has the e-book and use it on-site. (Public libraries may allow remote access to anyone with a library card.)
  • Purchase a personal copy from a regular e-book retailer.

HathiTrust Catalog