Langson Library



The Langson Library is one of the eight original buildings on campus, designed by architect William Pereira in 1965. Langson contains the collections and services that support research and teaching in the Arts, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, Social Ecology, and Business & Management. Helpful librarians and staff members are available at the Ask Us and Check Out desks, located on the 2nd floor of the library.



Study Space Locator  

The Langson Library offers quiet study space in a wide range of options including 852 individual study spaces.

The 4th floor, Basement, Special Collections, and Southeast Asian Archive are designated Quiet Study Zones. Please turn your cell phones off and take all conversations outside.

The 3rd floor offers study rooms of varying sizes, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please inform the Check Out Desk Staff if you see a study room that contains unattended belongings. Belongings left unattended in a study room for over 15 minutes may be removed by Check Out Desk Staff to free the room for another's use. Items can be retrieved at the Check Out Desk. The Libraries are not responsible for belongings left unattended.

The Nordstrom Honors Study Room is available on the 4th floor for Honors students. Please speak to a Check Out Desk staff member for additional information on using this facility.

Roger C. Holden Faculty and Graduate Student Reading Room is located on the second floor, LL 203. The Reading Room offers an attractive and comfortable space for UCI faculty and graduate students to conduct research in the library. It includes quiet research space with study carrels, library tables, a scanner and two computers.


Find a Computer  

Public computers are Windows 7 PCs with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft Office 2013 and a variety of tools to view online information and research as well as instructional media. Printing is available using a library copy card. Computers have USB connections and CD/DVD drives. There is a scanner available on the 1st and 2nd Floor at Langson Library.


  • Basement
  • 1st Floor Reference / Government Information
  • 2nd Floor Library Classroom 228 (except during instruction)
  • 2nd Floor Lobby, Current Periodicals
  • 3rd Floor
  • 4th Floor


A-B, Oversize, Bound Journals, OC & CA Gov Info

1st Floor
C-DS299, Reference, East Asian Collection

2nd Floor
Current Journals

3rd Floor

4th Floor

5th Floor


Need help finding information? Can't figure out how to begin your research? Ask a Librarian! Call or drop by our "Ask Us" Reference Desk located on the 2nd floor for additional help.



      Site Feedback