Lending Library

Borrow a Textbook


The Undocumented Student Programs: Book Resources

  • USP Lending Library
    USP's lending library has hundreds of textbooks students can borrow for the quarter (or longer). Do you need a book? We might have it! Follow the instruction below to learn how to view our inventory online and how to borrow a book from us.
    1. Visit the USP Library Libib 
    2. Look at our selection of books. 
    3. Write down the book(s) you would like to place a hold on.
    4. Visit our office in Costco Hall 224 to place a hold.
      • Please bring the name of the book(s) and your UCR email. 
    5. After this visit, you will have access to our library as a patron.
      • After becoming a patron, you can place holds on books online. 
    6. Wait for an email confirmation from Libib/USP to pick up your book(s). 
    If you have any problems please contact usp@ucr.edu or stop by the office in Costco Hall 224.
  • Apply for the R'Book Program (Get textbooks!)

    The R'Book Program is open to UCR students that demonstrate a financial need and an understanding/commitment to the needs of the undocumented immigrant population. 

    Students may list up to six books. If selected as a recipient, USP will purchase books from the bookstore, and students will receive a notification to pick up books from USP office. Additionally, all textbooks should be returned to USP's Lending Library at the end of the quarter/course series.

    IMPORTANT: Book program will not cover book rentals, access codes, or digital books. We can only purchase textbooks available at UCR Barns and Noble Bookstore. 

    Application Opens: Monday, January 8th at 8:00am

    Priority Deadline: Tuesday. January 9th at 11:59pm

    Final Deadline: Thursday. January 11th at 11:59pm

    Book requests are approved on a first-come basis, student's financial need/eligibility, & funding availability.

    Click here to apply

The Chicano Student Programs Lending Library

In addition to USP book resources, students can use the Chicano Student Programs (CSP) Lending Library is located in the CSP office at 145 Costo Hall.

They also have a great selection of textbooks students may borrow through their Textbook Loan Program. See a list of CSP’s books.