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At UC San Diego and the UC System

UC Library Search is the University of California Library’s discovery tool to find items at UC San Diego and the UC system. Find physical materials and where they are located along with links to ebooks, ejournals, and other resources. Place requests for items at other UC Libraries and renew your currently checked out items using My Library Account.


Ebooks at UC San Diego Through the UC San Diego Library, you can access thousands of ebooks in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts, and the humanities. Use this web guide to learn more about finding and using ebooks, as well as what collections we offer. You'll also find information on downloading, using ebooks on mobile devices, and more.

In San Diego area Libraries, including UC San Diego

UC San Diego Library affiliates also have access to the wide variety of books beyond our campus through the San Diego Circuit Consortium. To access Circuit, users should log into UC Library Search. Once an item has been searched, users can select the “Search in Circuit” option in the Request area.

In libraries worldwide

World Libraries (WorldCat) Access the world’s libraries and place requests for items to be sent to a UC San Diego library. Request times vary depending on where the item is coming from, but typically take 7 business days.