Join the UCI Great Big Read


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. 

All UCI students, faculty and staff to are invited to participate in the UCI Great Big Read, a project aimed at fostering engagement and social solidarity while practicing physical distancing. The books will focus on themes of inclusion and connection as ways to enhance openness to diverse perspectives.

To participate in the UCI Great Big Read, please register and 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). Access to the free book links is available only to UCI affiliates.

UCI Alumni and community members are invited to join. Please click here to register for the event. To obtain a copy of the books, check with your local public library or you may purchase copies at your local bookstore.


Schedule & Events

For further details and updates, please visit UCI Great Big Read.

Current Reads:

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These events are sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, UCI Libraries, and Division of Student Affairs, and are open to UCI students, faculty, staff and community members. The UCI Great Big Read aims at foster engagement and social solidarity during a time when we are practicing physical distancing. 

For more details, please see the Events tab at:

Click here to view the LibGuide - a selective list of writings about authors and books chosen for UCI's Great Big Read.