Community Borrowing Card Participants

Includes regular, senior, and student Community Borrowing Card Participants

Registration available at Geisel Library only.

All library card holders must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and have a residential address within the state of California.

  • Complete a UC San Diego Library Borrowing Card Registration form (PDF).
  • Show a valid California driver's license, California identification card, or a current passport.
  • Provide a current, valid identification card from their home institution, if a student.
  • Pay by debit or credit card (MasterCard or Visa only).

Community Borrowing Card

  • Single: $100.00 for 12 months
  • Dual: $150.00 for 12 months

Dual borrowers are two adults in the same household who share a single account. Both borrowers may use the account interchangeably, with the primary account holder financially responsible for all items on the account.

Senior Community Borrowing Card

$50.00 for 12 months.

Senior borrowers must be members of the community who are 65 years and older.

Student Community Borrowing Card

  • $25.00 for 6 months
  • $50.00 for 12 months

Open to registered students of the California State Universities or public California community colleges.

Members of the UC San Diego Chancellor’s Associates

  • Receive 50% off the regular rate (Single/Dual/Senior/Student)

Borrowing Privileges

Maximum Items checked out: 25, including 20 Circuit items ( Staff Note: Level 4 )

Borrowing Privileges for Community Borrowing Card Participants
Location Books Bound Journals Govt Documents Renewals Recalls Holds Searches Inter-Library Loan
Annex 28 Days Library Use Only N/A 6 No Yes Yes No
BLB 28 Days Library Use Only N/A 6 No Yes Yes No
Geisel 28 Days Library Use Only 28 Days 6 No Yes Yes No
Circuit 28 Days N/A N/A 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Media Materials Library Use Only N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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