The UCI Libraries stands in solidarity with the campus in its stance against anti-blackness, and as allies against racism. To support the campus educational role and intellectual discourse on this timely topic, the Libraries offer an ebook collection in OverDrive: Understanding and Combatting Racism.
The UCI Libraries are developing plans for a phased reopening in consultation with campus administration and stakeholders. The safety of library visitors and staff is a primary concern as we develop this plan, and we are incorporating proactive steps to support physical distancing and safe use of library services, resources, and facilities. Timelines and details TBD - pending guidance.
Curious about starting your own COVID-19 archive but don't know where to start? Interested in finding out why it is important to archive our current moment? Check out this short recording, “Collecting Pandemic Histories: Experiences of Underrepresented Communities,” presented by Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez (Assistant University Archivist) and Thuy Vo Dang (Curator for the Southeast Asian Archive), Department of Special Collections & Archives, UCI Libraries, to learn more about documenting or archiving your own experiences or the experiences of your communities during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Join the UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence, Libraries, and Division of Student Affairs to #ActForInclusion by exploring ideas that support diverse identities, challenge our perspectives, and connect us as a community of readers.The UCI Great Big Read is a project aimed at fostering engagement and social solidarity while practicing physical distancing. Register todayto participate. Participants with a UCINetID will receive the free links to the top-voted books for reading; the links will be included in your immediate confirmation information (with a copy of your responses sent to your UCI email).
HathiTrust Digital Library has expanded its online collection during the COVID-19 crisis. Millions of digitized books available through HathiTrust which are also in UC libraries’ collections are now available online to UC students, faculty, and staff. Use your UC credentials to login to the HathiTrust Digital Library, and then check-out in copyright books for online reading access for renewable one-hour loans. You can also still, as before, read and download public domain books at will
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