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History Day 2019-2020: Using UCI Libraries


Libary Hours

Libary Hours are available here. Select the service or the building (i.e. Langson Library from the drop down menu and click on Show).

Laptops in the Library

History Day visitors should plan to use their own laptops or mobile device to access the campus wi-fi network.


  1. Go to one of the UCInet Mobile Access locations (such as Langson Library)
  2. Select UCInet Mobile Access
  3. Open your Web browser and try to connect to any Web page.
    1. If you are not automatically redirected, please visit the website and select the "ExpressReg" option.
  4. You will be directed to our Express Registration web page.
    1. Visitors, click the Login as a Guest link, which will take you to the Guest Registration System.
      1. Read the Visitor agreement and fill in the Web form with your name, email address and reason for visiting the campus.
      2. Click the Submit button.
  5. Your computer's hardware (MAC) address will be automatically detected and registered for access to our mobile network.
  6. After 1 minute you should be redirected to the Web page you were trying to access. If you cannot connect, try again in a few minutes. Your computer may take a few minutes to update its network settings.
  7. If you still cannot connect, try rebooting your computer.

A note on Visitor Access Restrictions

We offer limited access to visitors to the UCI campus.

Visitor access to the UCI network is granted for a 24-hour period, and they may only register 7 times in a 30-day period.

More information is available here:

Langson Library Layout / Map

Basement -- Bound Periodicals (Journals), Government Documents, Oversize Material, and books with a call number of A - B

First Floor Langson -- Reference Books, books in East Asian languages, and books with a call number of C - DS 299. MANY HISTORY TITLES HERE IN THE D-DS section.

Second Floor Langson -- "Ask Us" Reference Desk (where you go for help!), check out desk, and current periodicals (journals published in the last 6months to a year)

Third Floor Langson -- If your book has a call number between DS300 - L it will be located here. MANY HISTORY TITLES HERE IN THE DS 300 - F section.

Fourth Floor Langson -- If your book has a call number between M -Z  it will be located here

Fifth Floor Langson -- Special Collections & Archives



Campus Map: Langson Library is building #102 in F9. Science Library is #520 in F6. 

Parking: You will have to pay for a permit to park on campus.

Libary Cards

A UCI library card is necessary for checking out materials. If you are a member of the public, you can purchase a 12-month libary card for $80. Since library cards are expensive, another option is get a (free) library card from the Orange County Public Library and/or Newport Beach Public Library. You can then request our books through your public library using a service called interlibary loan (ILL). Contact your local public library for more details.

You can also have your parent or guardian sign up for a  free UCI library card if he/she fits within any of these categories:

  • Students, faculty, and staff from other UC campuses
  • UCI Extension students
  • Immediate family of UC faculty and staff residing at the same address (must provide proof of address)
  • Members of UC campus Alumni Associations
  • Full-time faculty and librarians from accredited institutions of higher education in California
  • Certificated school employees (K-12) living in the greater Southern California area (must provide a copy of Calif. State Teaching Credential and proof of current employment i.e. letter on school letterhead, school website)
  • Public & private high school students in AP classes or in the International Baccalaureate Program (contact your high school librarian for more information)
  • Currently enrolled in the California State University, California community college, other UC extension students. A 6-month card is $24 

More information about library cards is available here. You can also contact the Check Out Desk if you have further questions (949) 824-6842.

Printing / Photocopying / Scanning in the Library

Priting cost $0.12 a page. Photocopying cost $0.08 a page. You need a printing/copying card to use our printers and photcopiers. You can buy a card for $0.50 at one of the Value Added Machines in the Library. They are the black boxes located on the first and second floors. Once you have your printing card, you can add any amount of money you wish to the card. The card accepts bills only, no coins or credit cards.

You can watch a short video on how to get a printing card.


Scanners are on the first and second floor of the library. They are free.