Check out, Renew, or Request Resources

All NCAR/UCAR/UCP employees and official visitors may check out library resources from either library location. Learn more about the NCAR Library locations.

Obtaining library materials:

  • Find the item you need in the NCAR Library catalog.
  • Place the item on hold, or email if you have any trouble.
  • Library staff will email you to confirm details of your pickup.
  • Requests made by noon Wednesday will be available for you to pick up the following Thursday. See the Contactless Pickup page for more details. 

Self check-out locations:

  • Self check-out is not available at this time. Please note that only Library staff have authorized access to any UCAR library facility.

Circulation and renewals:

  • Checked out items will have no due date. Once we enter the Green phase, we will set return dates accordingly.


Request Materials not held by the NCAR Library

If you need resources that you cannot find at the NCAR Library, please use our Request-It Form.

  • Journals and similar documents will be emailed as PDF files.
  • You can also request that an item be purchased.
  • Other types of materials will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
  • We are unable to borrow print materials from other libraries until further notice.

The NCAR Library's mission is to provide services and technologies to enhance scientific discovery, collaboration, and innovative methods in research. To this end, if you feel your requested materials would be beneficial to the NCAR Library collection, please indicate this on the Request-It form.