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Keep your email address up to date

Library notices are sent via email, so you need an active email address listed in your library account. If email is undeliverable to your address, you won't be able to borrow anything until you provide a valid one. UCLA students should update their email addresses by signing into their account at MyUCLA(opens in a new tab) and changing their account settings. UCLA faculty and staff, UCLA Extension students, and and external users should notify the UCLA Library of any email address change. This can be done at any UCLA Library Circulation Desk, or by emailing your name, BruinCard or Library Card Number, and new email address to in a new tab).

Don’t lend out your ID card

Do not let other people use your library card (your Bruin Card or UCLA Library Card). Borrowing privileges are not transferable and are subject to withdrawal if abused. You are responsible for everything checked out in your name. University policies govern how we handle cases of shared ID cards.

You can request a return receipt when you return an item during library hours. Borrowers who claim to have returned material but who do not have a return receipt should initiate a Claims Returned Search at the lending library. If the material is not located after several searches, the borrower will be held liable for replacement costs and a nonrefundable billing fee. If you find items you thought were lost, please return them to the UCLA Library as soon as possible.

Handle library materials carefully

Exercise care in handling library materials. If you damage an item, you'll need to pay for its repair or replacement. Examples of damage can include writing or highlighting, food spills, water damage, Post-It note usage (sticky notes leave a residue that can destroy pages over time), folding pages, placing extraneous paper in a book so that the binding is stressed, tearing or removing pages, excessive heat or sunlight on media materials. Fines are assessed according to the severity of the damage. Do not attempt repairs yourself. Notify the Circulation desk about damaged materials.

Respond to recall and overdue notices

You'll receive a recall notice when a library or another borrower needs an item you've checked out. You must return the recalled item by the recall due date printed on the notice. Fines begin accruing as soon as the due date passes. Overdue recalls will result in a suspension of your ability to borrow library materials until the item(s) is returned.

Return material when on extended absence

If you are going to leave the area for more than a week, you should return all library items or arrange for them to be returned by someone else if they are recalled. Absences requiring special arrangements should be made in advance with staff at the individual lending library.