When the UCI Libraries do not have a book, journal article, or government publication you want, or the Libraries' copy is checked out, you may have the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service borrow a copy for you from another library. This service is available only to currently-enrolled UCI students, faculty, and staff.
The fastest way to request materials not available at UCI is to use the Request link in the Melvyl Catalog.
Library Search and Melvyl are open to all -- no UC affiliation needed. For each item you want to read, be sure to write down not just the call number, but also the location (to the left of the call no.) and title. Searching WorldCat from off-campus is available only to UCI currently-enrolled students, faculty, and staff.