It’s pouring rain, windy, and dark; you’re hungry, tired, grumpy, and your book (protected in a plastic bag!) from some library that’s a 20 minute walk away is about to become overdue.
Don’t fret: "Universal Return" is here!
Universal Return means you can now return almost any UC Berkeley Library book to any UC Berkeley library! So, it’s OK to return that book you checked out from the Business Library to the Public Health Library, or vice versa. There’s only a few exceptions to Universal Return:
- Course reserves must be returned to the library from where you checked them out
- Interlibrary Loan materials must be returned to ILL in 133 Doe Library
- Non-book items such as maps, music scores, DVDs, etc., must be returned to the library from where you checked them out
- Anything from the Law Library must be returned there
Thanks to this new service, Library users are now able to return most circulating materials to any library location, and are no longer required to walk each item back to the owning library. Exceptions to Universal Return include the following:
–interlibrary loan materials must be returned to ILL in Doe 133
–non-book items such as maps, music scores, and media must be returned to owning library
–Law Library items must be returned there.
This long-desired Universal Return service should simplify returns for library users. Read more
The CDL reports that on June 30, 2012, EIU discontinued full text distribution of The Economist on EBSCO (Academic Search and Business Source Premier) and ProQuest (Factiva). We have not had fulltext access since then, although EBSCO continued with a&I coverage. Sources of The Economist available at Berkeley include LegalTrac (courtesy of Berkeley Law) and CPI-Q (Canadian Periodicals).