Multimedia Resources Center


Summer 2021, the following services will be available:

  • UCI Libraries study spaces in the Multimedia Resources Center  are now open.  Reservations for MRC study rooms are still required and will be available by appointment to current UC students, faculty, and staff only. 

  • Equipment circulation: Select MRC items including audiovisual equipment, media, laptops, and iPads may be requested and picked up at the MRC.

  • One Button Studio: A simplified video recording system that requires no technical knowledge or previous video production experience. The finished product is a polished video recording that requires little time and effort to produce. 

UCI Libraries' Services During COVID-19 

Phased Reopening Plans

This Streaming Media guide brings together all of our streaming media--both video and audio--resources into one location to help us best meet the video and streaming needs of our UCI students, faculty and staff. 

The Multimedia Resources Center (MRC) is located on the First Floor of the Science Library across from the Science Library Lobby entrance.


MRC summer hours: Effective June 21, 2021


MRC Summer Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. -4:30 pm.

Contact Info:


The Multimedia Resources Center (MRC) is the UCI Libraries' primary collection of audiovisual and computing materials, including Blu-rays, DVDs, films, videocassettes, streamed video, DVD-ROMs and CD-ROMs.

The MRC collection is intended to support the broad range of class showings, study and research interests on campus with particularly strong holdings in humanities and social sciences materials, as well as a broad range of general interest materials in the fields of science, medicine and technology.

The MRC provides UCI students, faculty and staff with 3D printing services, 3D modeling software, 3D scanning equipment and other forms of specialized and multimedia software and tools.

The MRC lends audiovisual equipment and Apple mobile devices like iPads to UCI students, faculty and staff with a valid UCI ID, and we also offer MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros and HP Tablet PCs to borrowers with a valid UCI student, faculty or staff ID and active UCInetID.

The center maintains a variety of spaces, including a presentation studio, one iMac technology-enhanced classroom, two PC technology-enhanced classrooms, group viewing rooms, a library employee meeting room, and a mixture of collaborative, music practice and reading and collaborative spaces.

MRC audiovisual equipment, camcorders, digital cameras, Chromebooks, laptops, MacBooks, MacBook Pros and mobile devices like iPads  are not available for check out for inventory purpose during the following periods:
Last day of Fall finals through the 1st day of Winter quarter.
Last day of Spring finals (Friday, June 11, 2021) through the following week (Friday, June 18, 2021). 
Please submit new requests after June 21, 2021.