UCSD Alumni


Library Access Privilege

UC San Diego alumni donors, who make an annual gift, may enjoy complimentary access to the UC library system at San Diego, Berkeley, Irvine, Davis, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. Some restrictions apply*. This is a Level 4 privilege at UC San Diego, which includes regular checkout services.

To activate your library borrowing privileges, contact (858) 822-2540 and a UCSD Alumni verification email will be sent to you. You can present this to the main circulation desk at Geisel Library and will be asked to complete a short application form, show proof of residency and provide two forms of identification.

Primary identification includes:
  • California Driver's License
  • California identification card
  • Current passport with photograph
  • Second form of identification could include:
  • Major credit card
  • Social Security card
For more information about the UC San Diego libraries, call (858) 534-3336 or visit the library website.

* Restrictions include inter-library loan service and Medline access. Due to strict licensing agreements, UC alumni must be on campus to access licensed electronic journals and databases.

Additional UC system library resources are also available. Please contact them directly and introduce yourself as a UCSD Alumni Association member to register for services.

UC Berkeley
Cards & Privileges: (510) 642-3403

UC Los Angeles
College Library in the Powell Building: (310)825-5756
Young Research Library: (310) 825-4988

UC Irvine
Main Library: (949) 824-6836

UC Davis
Shields Library: (530) 752-1203

UC Merced
Kolligian Library: (209) 228-4444

UC Riverside
Rivera Library: (909) 787-3220

UC San Francisco
Library and Center for Knowledge Management: (415) 476-2337

UC Santa Barbara
Davidson Library: (805) 893-2478

UC Santa Cruz
McHenry Library: (831) 459-4000
Science Library: (831) 459-2050

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