MRC Rooms

The MRC's media equipment is for use with UCI Libraries materials only. Users who need media equipment for personal, departmental or classroom use can contact OIT Classroom Technology Support, which supplies media equipment to the campus.

Study Spaces, One Button Studio, Presentation Studio, and Collaborative Areas

The following restrictions must be observed in SL 168, SL 172, SL 173, SL 174, SL 175 and SL 176.

  • No equipment checkouts permitted 15 minutes to closing.
  • No room reservations are permitted 30 minutes to closing.
  • Restricted to UCI faculty, staff and  students enrolled in the current quarter with valid UCI ID. You may be asked to present a valid Official Photo ID (California Driver's License, Passport, US Military ID, etc) if the photo on your UCI Photo ID has worn off.
  • Alumni, emeriti, retirees, visitors, volunteers, and community users are not eligible to borrow equipment or use study spaces, One Button Studio, Presentation Studio, or collaborative areas at MRC.
  • No reservations taken for 3D Printing Area.
  • Personal belongings left unattended in any room does not guarantee reservation of the room and is subject to removal to Library Lost and Found.
  • Please do not leave trash or food in the rooms.
  • The UCI Libraries reserve the right to set reasonable time limits for use of collaborative, presentation and study spaces.
  • The UCI Libraries also reserve the right to cancel reservations due to unforeseen circumstances or an authorized University business related purpose.

Study Spaces

Reserve MRC Study Spaces Now.

SL Room 172 contains a table, 4 chairs and a flat screen TV with HDMI cable.


SL Room 173 contains a table, 7 chairs, a whiteboard, a desktop, an overhead projector, and a flat screen TV with HDMI cable.

SL Room 174 contains a table, 2 chairs and a flat screen TV with HDMI cable.

SL Room 175 contains a table, 2 chairs and a flat screen TV with HDMI cable.

One Button Studio

Reserve the Presentation Studio now.

SL 176 is the home of our One Button Studio.

The One Button Studio in MRC at Science Library is a simplified video recording system that requires no technical knowledge or previous video production experience.  Users simply insert a USB drive and push a button to begin recording a video.

The One Button Studio automates lighting, microphone and camera settings, then compresses and renders the completed video into a .mp4 file that is saved onto a drive. The system resets itself when the drive is unplugged, ready for the next person.

The finished product is a polished video recording that requires little time and effort to produce.


Presentation Studio

Reserve the Presentation Studio now.

SL Room 168 is the home of our Presentation Studio.  

It provides a space for student study as well as video, digital photography, oral interviews and related projects. Available on a first-come first-served basis. 

Presentation Studio

3D printing, 3D modeling and 3D services

3D Printing Service, 3D modeling and 3D services.

3D Printing Lab

MRC's Viewing and Mixed Computing Areas

Interactive Kapp Smart whiteboard.

Interactive Kapp Smart whiteboard

4K Smart TV for student assignments.

4K Smart TV

MRC's International Viewing Area contains 3 multi-region Blu-ray players and HD displays for students to view international films assigned for their classes.

Multiregion International Viewing Area

Viewing stations and multimedia workstations with Blu-ray players are available to assist UCI students, faculty, and staff to complete their classroom viewing assignments and research projects.  

VHS and DVD Viewing Sations

Due to licensing restrictions, multimedia and High Performance Specialized Computing equipment areas (MRC Back Area Behind SL Room 166 and SL Rooms 168, 172,173, 174, 175 and 176) are only open to UCI faculty, staff and students with valid UCINetID.

There are also designated reading areas close to the windows. They are available for students to study and collaborate.

MRC viewing area is only open to UC faculty, students and staff with valid UC ID and valid UCI library card holders.

For questions about booking MRC Classrooms (SL Rooms 160, 164 and 166), filming/photographing inside the building, or study space/group study rooms, please visit the UCI Libraries Policies webpage.