Policy on Instruction for Non-UCI Groups and Division of Continuing Education

One of the four primary missions of the UCI Libraries is to teach critical thinking and evaluation skills to prepare our students for lifelong learning, success in their future careers, and to be informed citizens in our world. Currently, the UCI Libraries teaches hundreds of workshops and designs online learning objects each quarter for UCI faculty, students, and staff. This includes support for undergraduate and graduate courses as well as open workshops focused on developing specific skills or using specific resources to advance research.

Our primary audiences for instruction include:

  • UCI courses (undergraduate or graduate) on the main campus and medical center
  • UCI centers, programs, or student groups (e.g. Summer Bridge, SSI units, Illuminations, Humanities Center, ASUCI, UROP, etc.)
  • Community partner groups with our Special Collections and Archives department

UCI Libraries does not typically provide library instruction to groups such as high schools, community colleges, other colleges, or the Division of Continuing Education, although some groups may be accommodated depending on staffing availability. Programs for high school or community groups that have existing affiliations with UCI schools, departments, and centers have priority over DCE or unaffiliated groups. Please use the Instruction Request Form to express interest in instruction, or contact libeod2@uci.edu for questions.

The Libraries maintain several self-guided online tutorials of our resources on our Online Library Tutorials web page. 

Individuals and groups who are not affiliated with UCI are welcome to use the library in compliance with our general Policy on User Rights and Responsibilities. Non-affiliated individuals may also purchase a Library Card.