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Suggestions for Successful Visits

Are you planning to do research at the UCI Libraries? Would you like your high school or community college students to do research here?

The UCI Libraries offer resources beyond those of most public, school, or community college libraries, and we welcome all members of the community to use them. Regardless of who you are and what you need from the Libraries, there are a few important things to keep in mind:



For students
For teachers

Before you visit: Do we have what you need?

Often, your local public library will have the resources you need. The Orange County Public Library System and the Newport Beach Public Library employ librarians who work specifically with middle and high school students. They can help you to find information and resources, as well as make suggestions about how to use the UCI Libraries. After checking with your local library, it is a good idea to do at least a preliminary check of our catalog and subject guides before making the trip here.

Finding what you need once you’re here

Taking materials home

  • Library Cards
    • High School Students are not always eligible for library cards. Only those in AP or IB classes may receive cards, and you must make arrangements with your school library/media specialist before visiting the Libraries.
    • Community College students may obtain library cards. Read the full policy.
  • Some materials are only available on UCI computers and others can't leave the library.
    • Online academic journals are only accessible on campus.
    • Electronic documents can be saved to a portable jump drive (aka a thumb drive or flash drive) or printed in the Library for a fee
    • Print journals cannot be taken out of the library.

Printing and Copying

There are a variety of options for printing and photocopying.

Using Computers

The computers in our library labs can be used by anyone in the library. In order to maintain the Libraries for everyone’s use, we ask that you please abide by the same regulations as our students, staff, and faculty do.