About the Libraries

Vision Statement

The UCI Libraries provide vital leadership in UCI's quest for increasing distinction as a premier research university. As the intellectual crossroads of the campus, the Libraries are essential to its academic life, and inspire members of UCI's diverse community to discover, create, and contribute knowledge.


The Libraries proactively assist UCI's students, faculty, and staff in fulfilling the education, scholarship, patient care, and research goals of the University.

We provide superior user-focused services, accurate and unbiased assistance, and easy-to-use access to outstanding research collections.

We deliver our services in physical spaces and online environments that are conducive to study, learning, and discovery.

We preserve our collections to ensure their availability for use and their survival as valuable cultural assets.

As a major information resource for UCI and its local community, we contribute to creating and sustaining a well-informed and educated society.

We enable our staff to excel and innovate in support of our mission.


We value our users, and we demonstrate that by our responsiveness to user needs, continuous improvement, strong teamwork, and open communication.

We value our talented, informed, and diverse staff for their excellent contributions to the development and delivery of innovative services, programs, and collections of outstanding quality.

We subscribe to campus-wide statements of values and principles of community and strive to uphold, incorporate, and exemplify these values in all our actions.