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BME 1 Winter Quarter 2020: Home


Library Hours during Academic Year 2019-20

During Winter Quarter, UCI Libraries will have the following Hours.

Monday-Thursday from 8am-11pm

Friday from 8am-6pm

Saturday from 1-5pm - no librarian on duty

Sunday from 1-9pm

Please note that the Science Library will be experiencing major renovation during this quarter.  Apologies for any noise or inconvenience.

Use Study Space Locator to reserve space for group meetings or study rooms.

Gateway Commons will be open Monday-Thursday 8am-3am; Friday from 8am-9pm; Saturday from 5-9pm; Sunday from 5pm - 3am.

The Reference Desk is open only at the Langson Library.  There is no Reference Service at the Science Library. Please contact me with any questions at

All Libraries will be closed Monday,  January 20 for MLK Holiday and Monday, February 18 for President's Day.

If you are leaving the libraries or walking around the campus alone after dark, please contact Campus Safety Escorts at 949-824-7233 for a free ride to any campus residence hall, parking lot or nearby apartment complex.

Ask a Librarian

Use this service to CHAT with, EMAIL, TEXT a Reference Librarian or Schedule a Research Consultation

Ask A Librarian

WiFi Wants To Be Free!

H o t s p o t r : Find a Wi-Fi hotspot in your area with Hotspotr, a Google Maps mashup that relies entirely on user input.  As with other Wi-Fi finders, you can search for hotspots by city, ZIP code or place, then get maps, driving directions, phone numbers, etc. 

Copying/Printing at the Libraries

Your UCI PhotoID will serve as your copy card for xeroxing and printing.  It requires that money be added to it by inserting it in one of the Regenerator machines found throughout the UCI Libraries.  Enter a few dollars at a time and add to it when it is depleted.  Costs will be debited at the rate of 8 cents per copy or xerox made; 12 cents per page of printing and more for color printing. 

Group Meetings

For Project 1, the entire group is expected to attend the Library Session.  Appointments can be made by registering at  For Projects 2-3 representatives of each group are required to meet with the librarian to make sure that your information strategy is complete and logical and that the topic chosen has been fully explored with the tools and resources available.  If the topic is the same for Assignment I up to 3 groups can register for the same appointment.  Additional group members are encouraged to attend.  Representatives are responsible for informing the entire group about the session.  These meetings usually take about 45-60 min and serve as a good orientation to the resources for each of the groups and their topics.  The meetings are highly recommended if you are unfamiliar with the resources and have not done an assignment such as this before.


Appointments are preferred for when as many of the group can attend.  One "captain" should contact Julia Gelfand noting the topic the group is working on and propose several times that work for the majority of the group.  She will respond and confirm the appointment.   All meetings will take place in a conference room or lab in the Multimedia Resource Center (MRC) at the Science Library (opposite door) and can be scheduled for days or evenings (occasionally on weekends if needed) by using the GoogleDoc link in each group assignment using UCI eMail addresses.


Library is Open for eAccess

Liaison Librarian

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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971


More Information:

For Project 1, alll members should meet with librarian for a group meeting.  For Projects 2-3, representative members of your groups should meet with a librarian for those assignments - but of course all group members can attend.  You can contact to schedule a research consultation or handle any reference query with information posted above or, in addition,

1.  Use Ask-a-Librarian for Reference Assistance via eMail, Chat or Text by

clicking on the service you prefer and enter query

2.  Remember to consult Library Hours for when the Libraries are open and when a librarian is available.