The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service enables UC students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials from other libraries that are not available at the UCI Library. Please check Library Search before requesting an ILL.
If you are searching for a particular book or want to discover a book on a certain topic, you should use a catalog to locate a book.
MELVYL is the library catalog that can search just the UCI Libraries, the libraries across the entire UC system, or thousands of libraries worldwide. This is an excellent tool to not only discover materials on our shelves but also those not held locally that you can then request through Interlibrary Loan.
Library Search is the UCI Libraries catalog. It searches UCI physical and electronic materials (like books, plays, DVDs, sheet music, etc.), as well as many (BUT NOT ALL) of our databases.
If you are searching for plays, visit the Plays page for additional search tips.
Locate dissertations and theses using the following tools:
Dissertations and Theses * is a multidisciplinary database that allows you to find doctoral dissertations and masters theses. In addition to the actual subject content, I find these documents particularly valuable for their bibliographies.
NDLTD is a free search engine to locate electronic theses and dissertations from all over the world. Many are freely available online.