Ask a Librarian (Reference Services)

The UCI Libraries' buildings are closed until further notice, but we are still here to help you find information and begin your research.
Virtually any question, always expert answers! Schedule an appointment, chat or email us.
Feeling adventurous? Try ANTswers, the UCI Libraries' Interactive FAQs application.


  • Ask Us via Chat reference, which is available round-the-clock! Real-time, chat reference service is provided by reference staff from various academic libraries. UC Irvine librarians will follow up with additional information if needed. Access to licensed online material requires the software VPN with the Group set to UCI Full.

Schedule an appointment - Research Consultation Service (RCS)

  • UC Irvine students, faculty and staff may schedule a 30 minute consultation with a reference librarian to focus on your research needs. 


  • Email a librarian! A response is guaranteed within 24 hours Monday through Friday (excluding holidays and the Winter Administrative Recess).  Please check the UCI Libraries hours calendar for holidays and recesses. 
  • For more information see the Service guidelines.


ANTswersYour UC Irvine Libraries Virtual Assistant! ANTswers is an experimental chatbot that answers questions about the UC Irvine Libraries and will save you time by quickly and efficiently connecting you to the information or resource you need. Help us refine and grow the ANTswers database.

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