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SHARES is a program run by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The program aims to foster collaboration between partner libraries. UCLA students, staff and faculty can visit all SHARES partner institutions with their BruinCard. No prior arrangements are necessary.

SHARES On-Site Borrowing Pilot Program

Some SHARES libraries also allow members of partner institutions to create an account and check out materials. The partners in this pilot program are:

  • Brandeis University
  • Cornell University
  • Northwestern University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • UCLA
  • Washington University in St. Louis.

Local policies and some restrictions apply.

UCLA Students, Staff and Faculty

UCLA students, staff and faculty who want to visit partners in the pilot program can take the following steps:

  1. Complete and submit the SHARES application(opens in a new tab).
  2. The UCLA Interlibrary Loan Department will verify your status and forward your application to the SHARES institution you plan to visit.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email from the institution you plan to visit with details about when you can pick up your library card.

For more information, please contact Interlibrary Loans Manager Alicia Amador.

Visiting UCLA from a SHARES Institution

All UCLA buildings are open to the public. No ID is required for entry. If you are visiting from one of the institutions in pilot program and would like to borrow materials from UCLA Library, follow the steps below to set up a UCLA Library account.

  1. Start the application process at your home institution.
  2. Your home institution will submit your completed SHARES application to the Library.
  3. The Library will contact you directly when your SHARES application has been processed.
  4. Visit the Charles E. Young Research Library circulation desk and present a government issued photo ID to receive your library card.
  5. Your library card will:
    • Be valid for one year from the date of issuance.
    • Allow you to borrow circulating books and DVDs at all UCLA libraries.
    • Allow you to check out up to twenty items for 4 weeks.
    • Allow you to return items at either UCLA or your home institution's library.

The Hugh and Hazel Darling Law Library only allows limited access to its materials. Users from SHARES institutions who meet the requirements of the access policy(opens in a new tab) are eligible to borrow Law Library materials by following the steps listed above.

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