About UCI Libraries

At the heart of the University of California, Irvine's academic community, UCI Libraries play a vital role in enabling our students, faculty, and researchers to create new knowledge, develop lifelong learning skills, and make meaningful contributions to society. We value innovation and collaboration and are committed to fostering an environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). To learn more about the Libraries' DEI programs and initiatives, see our Diversity Statement and Plan and 2024 Library Excellence in Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award.

The Libraries' physical spaces consist of the Langson Library, Science Library, Gateway Study Center, and Grunigen Medical Library (located at the UCI Medical Center in Orange, California). These locations provide a welcoming and technology-enhanced environment valued by students as places for study, research, and collaboration. Together they contain more than 2,900 public seats, 340 public access computers, digital devices and equipment for checkout, and a wide range of multimedia resources including 3D printers. The library collection consists of over 4.5 million volumes, 500,000 journals and serial titles, and an ever-expanding collection of ebooks, databases, audio-visual and archival materials, and other resources.

As part of the UC system, UCI Libraries collaborate closely with the other nine UC campus libraries and the California Digital Library (CDL). Our public website is a portal to access e-resources; discover print, archival, and multimedia collections; and connect with reference and instructional services. It also includes cutting-edge digital tools and tutorials and numerous subject-specific research guides created by subject specialists.

UCI Libraries employ approximately 140 full-time librarians and staff and numerous part-time student assistants. We strongly support the professional development of librarians and staff throughout their careers.

UCI Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), HathiTrust, Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Digital Library Federation (DLF), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Pacific Rim Research Libraries Alliance (PRRLA), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and OCLC Research Library Partnership (OCLC RLP).

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