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Accessibility

Mission

The mission of the UCI Libraries is to enable library users to make maximum use of the information resources of the campus libraries. In order to serve users with disabilities, the Libraries have instituted specialized services, modified existing services and facilities, and housed special equipment.

 

Library Services and Resources

The UCI Libraries is committed to providing equal access to print and electronic resources to all members of the UCI community. The Libraries provide a range of services to help you navigate and use library resources. The services described below may not be readily available during holiday, evening, or weekend hours due to reduced staffing. It is recommended that you call ahead to determine when and to what extent these services are available. Services are provided for all library users unless specifically noted as available to students, faculty, or staff only. 

Please contact the following individuals if you have questions regarding library services for users with disabilities or suggestions regarding services that should be offered in the future:

Collections

Assistance for retrieving books, journals, and microforms is available at any library. You may call ahead to the appropriate Check Out Desk to see if an item is on the shelf and ask that it be retrieved and held. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request. You may also request assistance from library employees engaged in re-shelving library materials.  

  • Langson Library Check Out Desk: (949) 824-6842
  • Science Library Check Out Desk: (949) 824-3692

Photocopying Assistance

Photocopy assistance is available by appointment and every effort will be made to accommodate your requests. Contact the appropriate Check Out Desk. 

  • Langson Library Check Out Desk: (949) 824-6842
  • Science Library Check Out Desk: (949) 824-3692
  • Grunigen Medical Library Service Desk: (714) 456-5585

Alternate Format Conversions

Disability Services Center helps UCI students and community members with print disabilities access library materials in alternative formats, such as audio, electronic text (etext), or other digital file formats. Please contact (949) 824-7494 or dscetext@uci.edu for more information or to request conversion services.

Research

For general research assistance, assistance in developing a research strategy and evaluating research materials visit the UCI Libraries.  Staff are available for assistance during library hours. Use the Ask a Librarian service for online, 24/7 research assistance. 

In-depth research consultations are available to UCI students, faculty and staff. Use the research consultation request form to make an appointment. Alternatively, you may contact your subject librarian directly.

Reserve Materials

You may request a longer loan period for reserve materials in order to use them with special reading equipment.  Contact the appropriate Check Out Desks.

  • Langson Library Check Out Desk: (949) 824-6842
  • Science Library Check Out Desk: (949) 824-3692

 

Getting Around

Parking

Designated parking spaces are available in parking areas adjacent to the Langson Library and in Lot #8 behind the Science Library. Call Parking and Transportation Services at (949) 824-7486 to determine the exact location of convenient parking areas. UCI campus visitors who display state-issued disabled parking placards are exempt from paying fees. General parking information can be found at UCI Transportation and Distribution Services.

Library Entrances and Elevators

Visit our Virtual Tour page to access virtual tours of the UCI Libraries.

All main floors in the Libraries can be reached by public elevators.

  • Langson Library: there is a ramp at the rear of the building and a power-assisted door to the right of the main entrance.
  • Science Library: the Science Library and Interactive Learning Center are accessible from the courtyard plaza in the center of the Science Library. The plaza may be entered from either the Biological Sciences Quad (east) or the College of Medicine (west).
  • Libraries Gateway Study Center: there is a ramp on the Northeast side of the building and a power-assisted door to the right of the main entrance.
  • Grunigen Medical Library: GML is accessible through a ground floor entrance in Medical Center Building 22A.

Evacuation Procedures

In the event of an emergency, library users with disabilities should wait at the nearest stairwell for assistance. Designated library employees will be clearing the building during an emergency and will be checking the stairwell entrances. They will also check the Adaptive Technology Area in the Langson Library and Room 481 in the Science Library for library users who require assistance. Fire Department personnel also routinely check stairwell entrances during a fire emergency.