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Online Catalogs

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

If UCLA does not own an item, UC students, faculty, and staff can Request it through the interlibrary loan (ILL) service. There is no charge for this service.

  • Your UCLA Library account number is the nine digit number that appears on the front of your BruinCard, plus the single digit that appears on the back side of your BruinCard. Enter all ten digits without any spaces.
  • Only University of California email addresses, or addresses registered in your library account, are valid.

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HathiTrust Catalog

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.