UC Library Search

by Graduate Division Staff
Friday, August 13, 2021 10:00 AM

Finding and borrowing materials from libraries across the UC system is now a lot easier! The libraries on all 10 University of California campuses are now connected through UC Library Search, a unified discovery and borrowing system that will replace Melvyl and UCSB Library Search.

UC Library Search will vastly improve the user experience of faculty, students, and researchers worldwide who need to access collections across the University of California system. With UC Library Search, users are able to:

  1. Search UCSB’s local library collection and all 10 UC libraries’ collections in the same system;

  2. Locate millions of print and online books, journal articles, and other content; and

  3. Borrow and renew materials from any library in the UC system using only your UCSB NetID and password. 

The interface of UC Library Search will be familiar to those who have used UCSB Library Search, yet with enhanced functions. For example, you will no longer have to navigate to the separate Melvyl system in order to locate materials owned by other UC Libraries. Instead, you will use UC Library Search to search both our local library holdings as well as holdings available across the entire UC Library system. 

See more information about UC Library Search here and send in your questions or comments about UC Library Search.