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Library Resources for High School and Community College: Using UCI Libraries


Library Buildings at UCI

There are two main libraries on UCI's main campus that offer collections and services to students and the community. 

  • Langson Library (Humanities, Social Sciences, Business)
  • Science Library (Sciences, Engineering, Math)

Langson Library

The Student Center Parking Structure is the most centrally located public parking structure for both libraries. 

Here is an Interactive Campus Map

Computers and Wifi


Visitors can use any public computer in the UCI Libraries. Find out where available computers are here.


Visitors can now use their own laptops or mobile device to access the campus Wifi network:

  1. Open a browser and try to connect to any Web page.
  2. You will be directed to Express Registration.
    • Click Register as a Visitor of UCI.
      1. Read the Visitor agreement and fill in the Web form
      2. Click Submit 

Visitor access to the UCI network is granted for a 24 hour periodSee more information about mobile registration here.

Checking out materials

A UCI library card is necessary for checking out materials. If you are enrolled in an AP or IB class, you may be eligible for a library courtesy card. Please have your AP or IB teacher contact the UCI Library's Circulation Coordinator at in advance of your visit. 

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

To check out a book when you are on campus, you will need to write down the book's call number and then find it in the stacks. Learn how to do that by watching our anteater mascot find and check out a book in Langson Library in this video:

Computers, Wifi, and Printing


Visitors may print at UCI Libraries for $0.12 per page ($0.50 per page color), or make photocopies for $0.08 per page. Scanning is free.

To print or copy, visitors must first purchase a guest copy/print cards at one of our Card Refill Stations. Cards cost $1 (cash only), and will be loaded with 50 cents that can be used towards printing or photocopying. If you wish to add more money to the card, you can do so at the Card Refill Station. The cards may be reused multiple times. See more detailed information about our printing and copying services here.