Visiting Scholars

Includes UC San Diego-affiliated visiting & Post-Doctoral Scholars

Registration available at Geisel Library & the Biomedical Library Building.

  • Complete a UC San Diego Library Borrowing Card Registration form (PDF).
  • Provide a letter on UC San Diego departmental letterhead with the visiting scholar's name and appointment status (Faculty or Graduate), start and end dates of the appointment, sponsoring department's budget number, and a departmental contact with phone extension.
  • Show a valid government-issued photo identification.

Borrowing Privileges

Maximum Items checked out: 500, including 20 Circuit items ( Staff Note: Level 1 )

Borrowing Privileges for Visiting Scholars
Location Books Bound Journals Govt Documents Renewals Recalls Holds Searches Inter-Library Loan
Annex 365 Days 7 Days N/A 6 Yes Yes Yes Yes
BLB 28 Days 7 Days N/A 6 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geisel 365 Days 7 Days 28 Days 6 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Circuit 28 Days N/A N/A 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Media Materials 7 Day Checkout 6 Yes, from Front or Media Desk only Yes, from Front or Media Desk only Yes N/A

Borrowing Privileges

Maximum Items checked out: 200, including 20 Circuit items ( Staff Note: Level 3 )

Immediate family (age 18+) of UC Visiting Scholars, including domestic partners, are eligible for the following limited borrowing privileges for Visiting Scholars
Location Books Bound Journals Govt Documents Renewals Recalls Holds Searches Inter-Library Loan
Annex 90 Days 7 Days N/A 6 Yes Yes Yes Yes
BLB 28 Days 7 Days N/A 6 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geisel 90 Days 7 Days 28 Days 6 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Circuit 28 Days N/A N/A 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Media Materials Library Use Only 0 No No Yes N/A

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