UCI Libraries welcomes the general public and students from other institutions, including K-12 schools. Here are some resources to help you plan a successful visit.
The UC Irvine Libraries are located in two main buildings on the UCI main campus:
Both have computers with online access to our licensed databases and other online resources as well as the Internet in general.
The UC Irvine Libraries have the largest collections in Orange County, developed for the research and instructional needs of the UC Irvine faculty, students and staff. Public libraries in California have built collections and services for their constituencies. They offer free borrowing cards and free parking.
The librarians at your local public library can help you find information and resources in their collections. After checking with your local public library, it's a good idea to check UC Library Search and research guides before making the trip to UCI. We also strongly recommend that you contact a librarian about your specific needs and interests.
In order to check books out of the library, you will need a library card. There are three categories that you may fall into:
If you are a non-affiliate, you may purchase a temporary, 12-month access card. The standard fee is $80. See here for more information.
UCI Libraries provides wireless network access to the Internet for all visitors. Access is provided as part of UCINet Mobile Access Service.
Visitors will need to:
For more information please see https://www.oit.uci.edu/mobile/registration/