Research appointments with librarians will be offered through Zoom for the remainder of the semester. When you make an appointment, you will receive a Zoom link.
24/7 Chat service continues to be available around the clock.
See options for having your questions answered in our Ask a Librarian box on this page.
Visit our Library Staff Directory to contact us individually by phone (call or text) or email.
Access library content from off-campus locations by connecting to the Virtual Private Network (VPN). Download and connect to the VPN now.
Click on the UC-eLinks button to access or request full-text of articles and book chapters from library catalogs and databases. Need more explanation? View this short video "Find Full-Text of Articles through UC-eLinks" (2:15).
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is available for articles or individual book chapters that will be delivered electronically as PDFs. New to requesting? View this short video "Requesting a Full-Text Article Through UC-eLinks" (2:09).
Currently due dates for UC Merced Library materials and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items are not being enforced. Please keep these items in your possession until further notice.
Visit the library's Databases A-Z listing to locate databases with content including scholarly journals articles, newspaper articles and more. Unsure how to select a database? Try out this guided tutorial.
Drop-in hours in the SpARC lab are suspended for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.
Contact SpARC staff for assistance:
View SpARC calendar for available virtual workshops.
View SpARC guide for information on software and data sources for GIS purposes.