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RLCP
Research Library Cooperative Program


UC Berkeley Interlibrary Services || Stanford University Interlibrary Services || UT Austin Inter-Library Service
RLCP Description || RLCP Application Form || RLCP Request Form || RLCP FAQ

The Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP) makes the library resources of the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, and the University of Texas at Austin available to faculty, graduate students and academic staff from these institutions. Visiting Scholars are not eligible for RLCP. As outlined in the Statement of Principles, RLCP will be implemented in phases. The first phase makes the circulating collections of each participating library available for loan to program participants through on-site visits, proxy or interlibrary loan. In another phase collection specialists and bibliographers at the three libraries are exploring shared purchase agreements to concentrate acquisition efforts in focused areas. The first part of this phase involves Latin American Collections. Finally, the program will seek to add other institutional partners, particularly in Latin America, to join in cooperative programs and digitizing projects.

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Services of the Program


Eligibility and Registration

Faculty, academic or professional staff, and currently registered graduate students at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and UT Austin are eligible for RLCP privileges. RLCP does not serve undergraduates. Visiting Scholars at Stanford University are not eligible for RLCP.

To request material from University of Texas at Austin, one must register for a RLCP card before completing the RLCP Borrowing Request Form. UT Austin patrons must register for the RLCP card before submitting any request. It normally takes one or two working days, after one applies, before the RLCP Card is valid for use.

Eligible UCB patrons may also request from Stanford

Please check the following table to see what you need to do.

Patrons from Borrowing from or
Visiting Onsite
Need Available
UC Berkeley Stanford UCB ID
UC Berkeley and Stanford UT Austin RLCP card online or the Privileges Desk of Doe Library (UCB) or Green Library (Stanford).
Stanford UC Berkeley Stanford ID  
UT Austin UC Berkeley or
Stanford
RLCP card online or at Circulation Services, Perry-Castaneda Library

For on site visits at University of Texas, Austin, the library issues its own borrower's card to allow materials to be checked out.


Library Catalogs

University of California at Berkeley

To obtain information about UC Berkeley's holdings consult Oskicat online catalogue. Oskicat Help is available. Information about Berkeley's holdings may also be obtained by calling the Doe Library Reference Desk at 510-542-6657.

Stanford University

Stanford University Libraries' holdings may be searched by connecting to the Searchworks catalogue or by calling the Green Library Information Center at 650-725-1064.

University of Texas at Austin

To obtain information about UT Austin's holdings consult the UTA catalogue. The Reference and Information Services Department (1-512-495-4250) can also help locate UT Austin holdings.


Making Requests

Eligible Stanford and U.C. Berkeley patrons complete a RLCP Borrowing Request Form for each book or photocopy requested. Consult the appropriate catalog and enter the bibliographic information into the form.

To request material from University of Texas at Austin, one must register for a RLCP card before completing the RLCP Borrowing Request Form. UT Austin patrons must register for the RLCP card before submitting any request. It normally takes one or two working days, after one applies, before the RLCP Card is valid for use.

Please note: RLCP is NOT an on-campus delivery service. Only request materials that are not available at your home institution.


Returning Materials

UC Berkeley users should return books borrowed from Stanford or UT Austin via the Book Return chute in the Circulation Desk of Doe Library. Stanford users may return UC Berkeley or UT Austin materials at the Loan Desk at Green Library. UT Austin users must return RLCP books to the Interlibrary Service office.

Please allow at least five working days before the due date to ensure timely arrival at the lending institution. Be sure the material is clearly marked "Return to" and the name of the destination.

You are responsible for materials until they have been returned to the library from which they were borrowed. Ask for a receipt when returning material to absolve you of responsibility for payment of an item if it becomes lost in the return mail.


Renewals

Books borrowed through the RLCP program may usually be renewed at least once. Each institution has slightly different procedures. Please refer to the appropriate section below for specific instructions.

Books Borrowed From UC Berkeley

When a patron renews for the first time via UC Berkley's Oskicat, the patron is required to create a PIN number.

    1. Click on the My Oskicat link in the upper right corner of the UCB catalogue.
    2. Enter patron name, Stanford Library ID and the generic PIN number 3403. Alternately you may use your Stanford ID instead of Library ID, but preface it with the capitalized letters "SU", for example: SU01010203.
    3. Click on the modify PIN button to customize the PIN number.
    4. My Oskicat will display the items that are checked out.
    5. To renew all materials at once, press the Renew All button.
    6. To renew selected material, check the box beside the title in the RENEW column.
    7. Click the Renew Selected button. When items are renewed successfully, a new due date will appear in the STATUS column.
Patrons who experience difficulty customizing their PIN number, may call UC Berkeley RLCP for assistance, (510) 642-2538.

Renewals may also be requested by sending an e-mail to rlcp@library.Berkeley.edu with a list of the books you want to renew.

Books Borrowed From Stanford

Send an e-mail to cooperative@stanford.edu. List each book by author, title, and barcode number. You will be notified of the new due dates.

Books Borrowed From UT Austin

Send an e-mail to RLCP@lib.utexas.edu. List each book by author, title, and barcode number. You will be notified of the new due dates.


Recalls

If you have requested a book that is in use by another patron, you may ask that the item be recalled and sent to you. Be sure to check the catalogs of all three institutions in case the book is available without a recall.

Recalls From UC Berkeley

Recalls may be requested by sending an e-mail to rlcp@library.Berkeley.eduwith a citation of the book you want to recall.

Recalls From Stanford

Send an e-mail to cooperative@stanford.edu. Include a complete citation of the book you want to recall. It will be shipped to your home library as soon as it becomes available.

Recalls From UT Austin

Send an e-mail to RLCP@lib.utexas.edu providing a complete citation of the item.


For Further Information

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