Booklending FAQ

What are the requirements to apply to the Booklending Program?

While we take financial need and campus involvement into consideration, all students are eligible for the program. Once a student is a booklending recipient, SPACES asks that the student attends or volunteers for at least one SPACES hosted or recommended event per quarter. Attendance/Volunteering gives students a better, however not guaranteed, chance to receive books and allows them to get to know SPACES more.

If I applied in the past and would like to request books for the upcoming quarter, do I need to resubmit my application?

The Booklending Program loans course materials to students on a quarterly basis. You must reapply each quarter that you are requesting books.

How I can find out more information how other events that are offered?

  1. Every student that was lent a book or item for this quarter must participate or volunteer for at least 1 SPACES event/program.
  2. The dates and times of other SPACES events/programs can be found Calendar on the website (Stay Connected > Calendar).
  3. To receive automated emails about upcoming events/programs, please subscribe to our weekly eNews.

If you have further questions about this requirement or the Academic Success Workshop Series, please email them to


What if my course isn’t listed as an option under courses, am I able to request books for these courses?

There’s various reasons as to why your course may not be listed:

  1. It’s possible that the books you are requesting are optional; in which case we are not able to offer optional course books, only required course books.
  2. If it’s a book/reader not offered through the bookstore, then we can’t offer it.
  3. Your course could be cross-listed with another course or it may share course materials with another course. Please visit the Cross-listed Courses page to view a list of cross-listed books. You may need to request your book under a different course.

I mistakenly added the wrong courses/books to my application and I deleted them from the “Book Request” page but they still show up on the “Status” page, how can I remove them?

We will have to remove the books from your application for you. Please e-mail us at with your Name, PID# and the books that you will not be needing.

Where can I find my Financial Award Confirmation?

You can find your Financial Aid Confirmation on TritonLink under Financial Aid.

What if I did not apply for Financial Aid because I was ineligible? How else can I prove my financial situation?

Please explain your financial situation in the second box of the Booklending application under Questionnaire. We understand this is confidential information, so if you don’t feel comfortable communicating this information on the application, please contact us at or call us SPACES at 858-534-7330.

Do I submit a check when I turn in my form?

No. You will need to submit a check only if you have been allocated books. You will need to provide us with a deposit check when you pick up your books on the designated distribution day.

When will I know if I have been allocated books or not?

You will not receive an e-mail notification regarding your status of your application and will be provided with the dates for book distribution/ re-distribution.

On the Status page, it states that I have been allocated books. Am I guaranteed the books, once they have been allocated to me?

Your allocated books are only guaranteed to you if you pick them up on the designated distribution dates. If you do not pick up your books by the last day of distribution, your books will be redistributed to other applicants.

When can I pick up my books?

  1. If you were allocated a book or multiple books, you must present your UCSD Student ID Card, a blank check*, and pick up your books during the distribution times listed below. If you do not pick up your allocated books during the scheduled distribution times, your books will be redistributed to other students on a first-come, first-served basis.
    1. Distribution Times:
      1. Wednesday, April 12, 2017; 9-5pm
      2. Thursday, April 13, 2017; 9-3pm
      3. Friday, April 14, 2017; 9-3pm
  2. If you were unallocated a book or multiple books, we will be redistributing any remaining books in our inventory to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis during the redistribution times listed below. Please bring your UCSD Student ID Card and a blank check with you for redistribution.
    1. Redistribution Times:
      1. Monday, April 17, 2017; 9-5pm
      2. Tuesday, April 18, 2017; 9-3pm


You will pick up your books at the SPACES Front Desk, which is on the second floor of Price Center between Shogun and the West Ballroom. Please view the map for location of the office.

What if I don’t have a check to hold a deposit for a book?

We can only accept checks as a deposit. We do not accept cash or money orders. If you do not own checks and you have a checking account, ask your bank or credit union if they can offer you a temporary check. If you do not have a checking account, you can have someone else write a check on your behalf. They will need to put your name and PID in the memo/note section. Please have them issue the check to UC Regents and sign the check.

I checked my status and I was not allocated books that I requested. Is there a chance for me to still obtain books?

Books that are not picked up during the regular distribution dates will be redistributed on a first-come, first-served basis to those who submitted a 2015 Fall Quarter Booklending Application. The redistribution times are listed below. Please bring your UCSD Student ID Card and a blank check with you for redistribution.

  1. Redistribution Times:
    1. Monday, April 17, 2017; 9-5pm
    2. Tuesday, April 18, 2017; 9-3pm


To be considered for redistribution, you must have submitted a Booklending Application for the 2016 Spring Quarter and you must physically come to the SIPHR Booklending office to request the book. Since we redistribute books on a first-come, first-served basis, it is in your best interest to visit the SIPHR Booklending Office as early as you can.


When do I return the books? Can I return it before finals week?

You must return your books during the scheduled return time. We cannot accept books outside of this return time. The times will be emailed, you will be given a bookmark with dates, and you can also find them on the SPACES website under Programs & Services. If you can’t return them yourself during the schedule return time, then you can ask a reliable friend to return them for you. Remember you are still held liable for the books if they are not returned.

What will happen if I do not return my books on time?

If you have legitimate reasons for turning them in late, you must notify us via e-mail at no later than Monday of 10th week of the respective quarter. We will make exceptions for only certain cases, but in order to not be fined for a late return, your request must be approved. If you request is not approved and you submit your books late, your check will be cashed and you will be ineligible for booklending the following quarter.

Students are given the scheduled times for book returns in many forms (email & website) along with our contact information. This is our way of holding students accountable for a program that we provide for free. If you do not return your book(s), we will not be able to lend the book(s) to other students in need. So plan ahead so we can avoid any complications.

Need more information? Please contact the SIPHR Resource Coordinators by phone: (858)534-7330 or e-mail: