#1 Find Books, DVDs, Articles, & More in UC Library Search
UC Library Search is the library catalog and a search tool to explore content at UC Merced, UC libraries, and other libraries worldwide.
#2 Locate & Use Subject Databases
The library has over 600 databases.
Use databases to access journal articles, news articles, magazine articles, dissertations, theses, images, streaming music, etc.
Article databases may include only the citation, the full-text of an article (actual resource), or a combination of both.
#3 Request Resources from Other Libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
If the library doesn't have an item, request to borrow it from another library through Interlibrary Loan.
Look for a UC-eLinks button or Get it at UC button or Request button in most databases or catalogs to get to the request form. Your library card account number on the form is your UCMnetID.
Articles normally take 3-5 business days to obtain. Books take a little longer. Articles will be made available electronically and will be delivered via email for download. Books will be available in print for pick-up at Library Services Desk on the 2nd floor.
#4 Access Your Library Accounts
Check your My Library account to see what books you have checked out. Your account includes local items and items ordered through Interlibrary Loan.
Use your My ILL Requests account if you want to request an ILL renewal. This must be done a few days beforethe item is due.
Use your UCMnetID to access either account.
#5 Print, Copy, Scan, & Connect to Wi-Fi
Print jobs can be retrieved in the library in black & white or color. See Print, Copy, Scan for details and costs.
Scanners are available. Email documents or save onto a USB drive.
CatNet is the preferred wireless network in the library.
For help troubleshooting tech questions, see IT Express, located next to the Library Services Desk on the 2nd floor.
The McFadden-Willis Reading Room (KL 455) and KL 460 are best for quiet study. The Reading Room (KL 355; AKA the Green Room) is being piloted as a quiet study space for the duration of 2017.
Collaborative Work Rooms are great for solo or group study and can be reserved up to 48 hours in advance. Rooms can be reserved for up to two hours at at time. Visit crs.ucmerced.edu to make a reservation.
See Library Maps for room locations in the Kolligian Library building. Room numbers above 50 are on the library side (east wing); numbers below 50 are on the admin/student services side (west wing).
#10 Ask for Help
Get help from a librarian with research. See Ask a Librarianfor many contact options, including the 24/7 Chat, scheduling appointments, and Roving Reference.