Students from our UCLA TAP community college honors/scholars programs can receive library privileges at eight (8) campus libraries with the FREE library card provided by Powell Library.  The card will allow students to check out a maximum of 10 items from the following libraries on campus:  Arts, Music, Powell, Young Research Library (YRL), Management, Biomedical, Science and Engineering (Boelter), and Geology.

Students, please:

Print the student library card authorization form and fill it out completely, including the name and contact information of a staff member from your TAP honors/scholars program.

Bring the form with a current photo ID to the Powell Library circulation desk (2nd floor, Powell Library Building) to receive the FREE library card, which will allow you to check out up to 10 items from the libraries listed above.

FREE library cards requested before June 30th of each year will expire on September 30th of each year.

FREE Library Card Rules

  • Maximum of 10 items charged out at any one time.
  • One renewal per item.
  • No holds or recalls accepted.
  • No interlibrary loan privileges.
  • Overdue fine information is found here.


Does the UCLA Powell Library Card provide the holder access to Melvyl, as well as UC and UCLA Library databases?

Melvyl, the catalog listing all materials owned by all UC Libraries, and the UCLA Library Catalog, the catalog for all UCLA Libraries, are available remotely for free to anyone with an Internet connection. The online databases, to which the UCLA Library subscribes, are remotely available to UCLA students, faculty, and staff under the terms of license agreements with the content holders. TAP students can ONLY access these databases when visiting a UCLA Library. Full-text articles and other online resources can be saved on a flash drive or USB key. Students should also consult their college library and public libraries near them, to see which of their databases they may access remotely, for free.

UCLA College Honors

The Transfer Alliance Program is a collaboration between Honors/Scholars Programs at California community member colleges and UCLA College of Letters and Science in conjunction with Undergraduate Admission. If you are Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) certified by your community college honors program, please apply for the College Honors Program through MyUCLA by June 1st. If you miss the June 1 deadline or are not eligible due to your GPA, visit here to get information on how to join.

If you have questions, please contact Elvia Sornoza at esornoza@college.ucla.edu.