Services for Visitors


Library cards

Fee cards* are available to visitors and students at non-UC schools. Reduced rates are offered to students at the California State University and local community colleges. Cards may be purchased through the We Support UCI Libraries organization or through the UC Regents, and are valid only at the campus where purchased. Inquire at the Check Out Desk.

Loan periods

  Item User Loan Period Renewals
Langson Library Books Non-UCI Users 28 days 5 renewals;
(949) 824-6842
Ayala Science Library Books Non-UCI Users 14 days 2 renewals;
(949) 824-3692
Grunigen Medical Library Books Non-UCI users 14 days 2 renewals;
(714) 456-5585

Periodicals do not circulate. Inquire about circulation of other types of material.

*Possession of a library card does not guarantee access to all library material or services. For example, off-site access to licensed electronic resources is available only to current UCI students, faculty and staff with a UCInetID; and interlibrary loan privileges are available only to current UC students, faculty and staff.


Users may place a request for holds, recalls, or searches on items at any UCI Libraries Check Out Desk.

Please return or renew your checked out items promptly. If a book you have is recalled, the new due date is in effect and you must return the item on or before that date to avoid fines. If a book you have has a hold placed on it, fines will be assessed if the item is not returned by the due date. Items with holds and recalls placed on them cannot be renewed.


Users are fined $1 per day for overdue recalls.

Users are billed for the cost of unreturned, damaged, or lost books. Bills include the replacement cost for each book and a $10 per-item processing charge. Campus Billing Services will add extra charges to invoices not paid within 30 days.

To avoid these charges, renew or return items on or before the due dates and times. Library privileges are suspended until charges are paid.

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