Library Services for BML Faculty, Staff & Students

In-Library Use of Special Materials

Dissertations, student reports, current journals, most reference books, and special collections may not leave the library. Photocopies may be made in accordance with copyright guidelines.

How To Check Out Materials From the Cadet Hand Library

NOTE: UC library cards are not required within the Cadet Hand Library. Check out of materials is manual, and on the honor system. Although there are no formal due dates, we request that you return all items as soon as you no longer have a need for them.

  1. Use computer lab, library, or other computers to access the Cadet Hand Library catalogs and identify call number locations of your desired items.
  2. Remove the check-out cards, usually located in a card pocket inside the back cover of books. (If no card is present, please make a temporary one from note paper available on the circulation counter.)
  3. Write today’s date, including the year, and your name on the next available line.
  4. Place the card in the circulation counter tray near the library exit.
  5. Keep all library materials on the BML campus, unless special arrangements have been made with library staff.

For special arrangements and questions, contact library staff at chlbml@ucdavis.edu.

How To Obtain a UC Davis Library Card

UCD FACULTY & STAFF: your UCD employee ID serves also as your library card. Registration for library privileges will activate the barcode. If you have not done this on campus, contact BML library staff for help with the process.

UCD STUDENTS: your student ID serves as your library card after you activate your barcode.

VISITING RESEARCHERS & STUDENTS FROM OUTSIDE UCD: please see library staff for a brief orientation.

How to connect to UC Davis Library Resources from off site

When offsite and off Campus/BML, you must use the UCD VPN (virtual private network) to access to UC Davis electronic catalogs, databases, and journals.

Please see the University Library website for instructions on how to install the VPN client for your operating system.

How To Request Books From UC Davis and Other UC Campuses

TIP: Have your library card number ready.

  1. Check the Cadet Hand Library holdings catalog. If our library does not have the item you need, then proceed with the next steps.
  2. Using the MELVYL UC Catalog, locate the book you are requesting.
  3. Check the box next to your desired item.
  4. Click on the gold colored rectangle called REQUEST.
  5. Fill out the form completely, choosing Cadet Hand Library as the pick up location. In the “Notes” field put “Please send to the Bodega Marine Laboratory”. Save the confirmation information for your records.
  6. If a red flagged message about the home campus appears, click on “Continue” to complete your request.
  7. If you receive a message asking you to pick up your item on campus, reply that you wish the item sent to BML.
  8. This item, if available, will be sent to BML by commercial carrier.

To return an item.

  1. Items ready for return to campus may be brought to the Cadet Hand Library for packing and shipping.

NOTE: These instructions do not fit all situations. If you have any difficulty, please contact library staff, chlbml@ucdavis.edu, who will complete the request for you.

How To Request Copies of Journal Articles From Davis and Other UC Campuses

TIP: Have your library card number ready and register with BML library staff for Document Delivery Services (DDS).

  1. Check the Cadet Hand Library print journals. If our library does not have the item you need, then proceed with the next step.
  2. Locate your article citation in one of the electronic abstracting and indexing databases, such as BIOSIS or ASFA.
  3. Click on the UC-eLinks button for that citation.
  4. If no link to full text is present, choose the option “For Interlibrary Loan or Document Delivery use Request.”
  5. Fill out the request form completely, selecting Cadet Hand Library as the pick up location. Save the confirmation information for your records.
  6. If a red flagged message about the home campus appears, click on “Continue” to complete your request.
  7. Your article will arrive DTD (desktop delivery) by e-mail.

NOTE : These instructions do not fit all situations. If you have any difficulty, see next section or contact library staff, chlbml@ucdavis.edu, who will complete the request process for you.

How To Request Items Not Listed In Catalogs or Databases: Blank Forms

TIP: Have your library card ready and register with library staff for DDS service.

How to Recommend New Book Purchases for the BML Library

The library acquisitions budget is set up specifically to accommodate purchase requests which fall within collection guidelines. Suggestions are gratefully received by e-mail at chlbml@ucdavis.edu, or by note, and in person.

BML Contributions in Peer Reviewed Literature

At the time of submission, publications should contain the following statement as a footnote to the title, or in the acknowledgments:

This publication is a contribution of the Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California at Davis.

The statement will not need any further editing at the page proof stage after acceptance.