OCLC SHARES Program
With UCLA's participation in this program, UCLA students, staff and faculty can access our partner libraries and their resources all over the world.
SHARES is a program run by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) that allows collaboration among partner libraries. UCLA students, staff and faculty can gain entry at all SHARES partner institutions(opens in a new tab) with their Bruincard. No prior arrangements are necessary.
A small number of SHARES libraries also allow members of other SHARES institutions to create a library account and check out materials. The partners in this pilot program are Brandeis University, Cornell University, Northwestern University, Syracuse University, Temple University, UCLA and Washington University in St. Louis. Local policies and some restrictions apply.
To visit partners in the on-site borrowing program:
For further information or questions, please contact Interlibrary Loans Manager Alicia Amador.
All our buildings are open to the public. No ID is required for entry. If you are visiting from one of the institutions in On-Site Borrowing Pilot Program and would like to borrow materials from UCLA Library, follow the steps below to set up a UCLA library account.
The Hugh and Hazel Darling Law Library only allows limited access to its materials, including for members of SHARES institutions. Users from SHARES institutions who meet the requirements of the access policy(opens in a new tab) are eligible to use the Law Library and borrow materials by following the steps listed above.
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