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Last Modified March 15, 2013

Loan Periods
Non-Circulating Material
Loan Overdues
Materials at SRLF


Check Out Locations Express Check Out Locations
Langson Library: 2nd Floor Lobby
(949) 824-6842
Langson Library
2nd Floor Lobby
Ayala Science Library
(949) 824-3692
Ayala Science Library
1st Floor Lobby
4th Floor near elevators
Grunigen Medical Library
(714) 456-5585
Law Library: 2nd Floor Lobby
(949) 824-6961
Contact the Law Library directly for more information about loan periods.



Loan Periods

You are responsible for knowing the due date of materials you check out.  You can find this by viewing your library account.

LEGEND: LL = Langson Library, ASL = Ayala Science Library, GML = Grunigen Medical Library


ItemBorrowerLoan PeriodRenewals
General Circulating Collection LL, ASL & GML UC Faculty & Staff LL & ASL 365 days 
GML 90 days; max # of items: 999
General Circulating Collection LL, ASL & GML UC Graduate Students LL & ASL 90 days
GML 90 days; max # of items: 999
General Circulating Collection LL, ASL & GML UC Undergraduates

LL & ASL 28 days
GML 28 days; max # of items: 999

General Circulating Collection LL, ASL & GML Non-UC Affiliates LL & ASL 28 days
GML 14 days; max # of items: varies
Lobby Books LL All borrowers 28 days No
Reserves LL & ASL UCI Affiliates only 2hrs., 24 hrs., 72 hrs. 1 renewal for 24 & 72 hrs.
Multimedia Resources Center
Special Collections


Any borrower (except those with overdue materials and/or fines/bills) with a valid library card may place a recall/hold on material that is checked out to another borrower, except:

  • Reserve materials
  • Billed books
  • In-Process material
  • On order material
  • Materials under consideration for purchase

Requests for recalls/holds on checked out items can be placed via My ANTPAC or at any Check Out Desk.  If an item is recalled/held, the new due date will be about ten days from the date the recall/hold was placed and the borrower will be emailed a recall/hold notice with the new due date, unless the original due date is sooner in which case no notice will be sent.  Failure to receive recall/hold and overdue notices does not exempt a borrower from fines or a lost book bill.  Items with recalls/holds must be returned on or before the due date to avoid fines. When checking out items with additional recalls/holds, the checkout period will be limited to 14 days. Items with recalls/holds placed on them cannot be renewed.

Non-Circulating Material

Journals, reference materials, and other materials for which the circulation status is "library use only" generally do not circulate. This includes all materials in Special Collections and Archives, which never circulate. For non-circulating material located in the general stacks or the reference collection, the reference librarian on duty may make an exception and determine the length of the loan period after consulting the appropriate subject bibliographer, if one of the following circumstances applies:

  • If the material is needed for a classroom presentation.
  • If the user wants to make a slide or a photograph and needs to take the material elsewhere to do so.
  • If there is more than one copy or edition.
  • If there is a new edition in the Reference Collection.
  • If there are special circumstances approved by a subject bibliographer or the Department head.

Exceptions will be made only for UC Irvine faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students (with faculty approval), or staff with valid UC Irvine Library cards.

Loan Overdues

You are responsible for knowing the due date of materials you check out.  You can find this by viewing your library account.  Failure to receive an overdue or recall notice does not exempt the borrower from fines and/or bills. Any borrower intending to leave the area for an extended period of time should return all library materials before they become overdue or are recalled.  An item is considered overdue if it is not returned to any UC Irvine Library on the due date. The due date will be indicated by:

  • The due date printed on the self-checkout receipt. 
  • The due date and time stamped on Reserve items.
  • The new due date on a recall notice.
  • The due date written on special loans.


  • Loan periods are determined by the instructors who place the materials on Reserve.
  • Return items to the Check Out/Reserve Desk where they were checked out. Overdue fines will apply if the materials are left elsewhere.
  • If a 24-hour or 72-hour item is due at a time when the Check Out/Reserve Desk is closed, ANTPAC will set the due date to the next time the Check Out/Reserve Desk opens.
  • If checked out within two hours of closing, 2-hour items may be checked out overnight and are due when the Check Out/Reserve Desk opens the next day.
  • 2-hour items cannot be renewed. 24-hour and 72-hour items can be renewed only one time per checkout and must be returned to the appropriate Check Out/Reserve Desk by the new due date and time.
  • All Reserves items must be handed directly to a Check Out Desk attendant if the Libraries are open.

Materials at SRLF

The Southern Regional Library Facility is located off campus. Fill out an ILL Request Form to get materials sent to UCI. Requests generally take 3-5 working days.