Materials Science at UCI focuses on the development of new materials and new applications for materials in engineering. Collections include coverage of nanomaterias, nanostructures, nanoelectronics, nanodevices, nanocharacterization, packaging materials, materials for advanced energy and fuel cells, biocompatible materials, soft and smart materials, electronic and photonic materials, hybrid materials and multifunctional materials. The materials may include polymers, ceramics, glass, metals, alloys, synthetics, concrete, etc. There is a wide range of information products to support the study of materials science and its many applications in product development and other defined areas. Significant growth in the collections for crystallography and crystal structures is most prominent.
Beginning in Fall, 2008 the UCI PhotoID will serve as your copy card for copying and xeroxing. 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.
When using Online or Internet Resources, consider Search Engines vs. metasites - evaluate resource - consider domain - .edu, .com, .gov, .org, etc.
During Fall 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All Libraries will be closed Monday, November 11 for Veterans Day; Thursday/Friday, November 28-29 for Thanksgiving and will be open 24 hours from December 9-16 for Final Exams.
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.