To officially identify you as a GTU student and to receive GTU and UCB library privileges, the GTU issues an Photo Student ID card to every student. This card is also your library card. We will put a library barcode on the back of this card, but you can also login to online library resources (ebooks and databases) using your student ID number.
- JST students will receive their student ID cards from Santa Clara University, and the GTU library will put a barcode on the back of that card.
- PLTS students will receive their student ID cards from Cal Lutheran University and the GTU library will put a barcode on the back of that card.
For New Students
During library orientation, your photograph will be taken and your card will be produced.
Once you have received your card, it will need to be validated with a current sticker. To obtain the validation sticker, you must first register for your courses. After you have registered, your school's registrar will provide you with a semester sticker. This sticker is required to use UCB's library, and other reciprocal libraries around the country.
If you miss your school's scheduled library orientation, an all-school make up orientation session is scheduled.
Once you have registered for classes, you will be able to use library resources by using your student ID number, or the library barcode you will receive the first time you check-out books. A current semester sticker is required to obtain a UCB library card, available from the Privileges Desk at the Doe Library.
**NOTE: Students entering a new program or changing their School of Affiliation will need a new ID/Library card.
For Continuing Students
Each semester you are enrolled, you will need to receive a new validation sticker. To obtain this sticker, you must first register for your classes. Once you have registered, your school's registrar can give you an updated sticker.