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UC Library Search Help

The UC Library Search help guide.

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My Library Account

Sign in to UC Library Search to access your library account. When signed in, you can:

  • View a list of the materials checked out to you
    • Check due dates
    • View and/or cancel items you have placed on hold or recall
    • Renew items (UC Libraries-owned items only)    
  • Place recalls/holds
  • Establish Preferred Searches and receive email updates of newly acquired materials that fit your search criteria

Interlibrary Loans

Please note: You can use My Library Account through UC Library Search to manage your interlibrary loan (ILL) items from other UCs, but you will need to use My ILL Requests to manage your interlibrary loan items from libraries outside of the UC system. After May 30, 2023, you can use My Library Account to manage all interlibrary loan items. Learn more about Interlibrary Loan services.

Signing in to My Library Account

To sign in to your library account:

  1. Select Accounts in the upper right corner of the UCI Library home page.
  2. Select the Log In button on the My Accounts page.
  3. On the pop up, select UC Irvine or Community User Login as appropriate and follow the login prompts (for UCI affiliates, you will need your UCInetID and password, for Community Users, you will need your library card barcode and password).
  4. Once you've logged in, you'll notice your name in the upper right corner of the page. My Library Card will be the landing page, where you can see Loans, Requests, Fines, etc. Select your name in the upper right corner to view a menu of features you can access specific to your library account, such as Favorites and Searches. You can also sign out from this menu.

My Library Card

The Overview tab shows your loans, due dates, fines, and messages from UCI Libraries regarding your library account.

Links to the functions on My LIbrary Card, including loans, requests, fines, messages, and personal details.












Select the Loans tab to renew individual titles, or all titles at once.

A list of titles checked out to your library account with the option to renew them.

Save Searches

Save a set of search results by selecting the Save Query push-pin at the top of the search results. Make sure you are logged into your library account first. You will notice when you save a search query to your account, a prompt at the top of the page will ask if you would like to turn on notifications for a specific search query. If you choose to do so, you will receive an email when new material fitting your search criteria becomes available.

A list of sample search results in UC Library Search with the Save Query feature highlighted


To view your saved searches, select the push-pin in the upper right corner, next to your account name. From your Favorites page, you can also turn on notifications if you did not activate this feature when you initially saved the search.

Image of the UC Library Searches banner with an image of a Pin to access My Favorites