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OneSearch - A Guide to Searching for Library Resources: Materials From Other Libraries

Learn more about OneSearch, our new library catalog.

InterLibrary Loan

Try OneSearch

Use OneSearch to find print and online books, articles, and other types of sources. After you search, use the filters to limit your results by source type, date, and more.



For more search options go to Advanced Search.

Need help?

For do-it-yourself help, watch the OneSearch introduction video:

Borrowing Material from Other Libraries

What Is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan is a service provided by Luria Library. With interlibrary loan, SBCC students, staff, and faculty can borrow a book or article from another library if that item is not available through Luria Library. This service is free, but you are limited to 20 requests per academic year. The final day to request materials is the Friday two weeks before the end of the semester.

How Long Does Interlibrary Loan Take?

Average turnaround time to receive requested materials from interlibrary loan can take 1-2 weeks – interlibrary loans for books usually take longer than articles. Please plan accordingly.

Fines for Overdue Materials from Other Libraries

For returnable items, such as books, there is a $1.00 per day charge for late items, up to a total of $24.00. This fee is in addition to any fees charged by the lending library.

Can I Check Out Materials at UCSB?

Santa Barbara City College students may use the facilities at UCSB, but will need to purchase a card ($100/year). See UCSB policy.

Contract certificated staff at SBCC may request a library card from UCSB at their checkout desk by presenting valid identification. You may borrow books for three weeks with unlimited renewals if no other requests exist for the title.

How to Request Materials from Other Libraries

Use OneSearch to search for the book or article you are interested in. If the Luria Library does not have the item, follow the steps on the Interlibrary Loan Instructions to see how to request the item through interlibrary loan.

If after following the steps on the Interlibrary Loan Instructions you are unable to locate the item and the request link in OneSearch, you may fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request Form to submit a request manually.

If you have any questions, please email

Download the document below to save or print instructions for requesting materials from other libraries through interlibrary loan: