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UC Library Privileges

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 includes checkout services at UC San Diego.

To request library borrowing privileges, contact (858) 534-3900 and a UCSD Alumni verification email will be sent to you. You will present this at the Geisel Library front desk, complete an application form, and show proof of residency and photo identification.

Photo identification includes:

  • California Driver's License
  • California identification card
  • Current passport with photograph

For more information about the UC San Diego Library, call (858) 534-0314 or visit the library website.

To learn more or discuss giving opportunities, please visit

* Restrictions include inter-library loan service and remote access to 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 Libraries

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