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Sara Hrachovy: Moving Up Through The Stacks

Orange County and Southeast Asian Archive (OC & SEAA) Center Featured on

UCI Libraries Awarded Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant

UCI Libraries Mourns the loss of Jack Peltason, 1923-2015

Like all members of the UCI community, we at the UCI Libraries were deeply saddened this weekend to learn of the passing of Jack Peltason, emeritus chancellor of UC Irvine and emeritus president of the University of California.

Hidden Treasures at John Wayne Airport

Public services librarian Steve MacLeod of the Libraries Special Collections and Archives mentioned in this recent Daily Pilot article.

Looking for a book in Langson Library? We have rearranged our collections to better maximize our space.

UC Irvine Libraries expand Southeast Asian Archive Reading Room and create new Center for Regional History

Get help with NIH Public Access Policy

The Libraries are partnering with UCI’s Institute for Clinical & Translational Science and Office of Research to assist researchers in navigating the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy and manuscript submission process.

Patrons with Print Disabilities Access HathiTrust

The Libraries are proud to offer a new service that helps UCI students and faculty with print disabilities to access the scholarly resources available in HathiTrust.

New staff fill important roles

The Libraries have hired a number of highly skilled librarians to help advance its role as a top research library.

New Research Resources Division

The UCI Libraries have created a new organizational structure to enhance its ability to support UCI’s research and scholarly communication in the 21st Century.

Exciting New Digital Collections Available in UCI Space @ the Libraries

Two new digital collections are now available. The Frank Cancian Photographs, 1957-2002 and the Hugh R. McMillan Photographs, 1946-1974 which documents the history of Newport Beach

VHS Players Phase Out On Campus

OIT has begun phasing out the use of VHS tapes in general assignment classrooms If you would like to find out whether a VHS tape in the UCI Libraries collection is available in DVD or available as streaming media, contact your subject librarian. [See] For more information about the availability of VHS players for instructional use see: .

UCI adopts Open Access Policy

Study rooms now open on 3rd floor of Langson Library!

The Cochems Photographs are now available online!

New tools for managing research data

UCI Libraries' research services have now expanded to provide tools and services for managing research data generated by faculty and researchers at UC Irvine.

UC book reprints now available

The UC Libraries have digitized hundreds of thousands of public

Looking for somewhere to study on campus?

Check out our comprehensive listing of places to study on campus.

In Memory: Honoring the life of Ray Watson

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Raymond L. Watson on October 20, 2012. As an architect and planner, he was one of the most influential designers of the City of Irvine.

Lorelei Tanji appointed University Librarian

The UC Irvine Libraries are pleased to announce the appointment of Lorelei Tanji as University Librarian.

Melvyl adds new journal articles

In a pilot project during Spring 2012, Melvyl, the catalog of the UC libraries, has been enriched with several million new journal articles and other documents from a wide range of databases, particularly in the humanities and social sciences.

Appointment of Lorelei Tanji as Interim University Librarian

The UC Irvine Libraries are pleased to announce the appointment of Lorelei Tanji as Interim University Librarian. Tanji assumes this role after the retirement of former Interim University Librarian Gerald R. Lowell. Tanji has served as Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Collections since 2002.

Streaming Media Pilot Project

UC Irvine Libraries will be conducting a pilot of Swank Digital Campus during the spring quarter; Swank Digital Campus provides digital access to course-related films (streaming media), read more...

Library Collection Documents Local Surf Culture

New exhibit in Special Collections and Archives

Anteater Island Closure

Anteater Island in Second Life sponsored by the UC Irvine Libraries will be closed on March 1, 2011.

Vietnamese American Alumni Group Kicks-Off Fundraising Initiative to Support UCI Libraries' Southeast Asian Archive

The Vietnamese American Community Ambassadors (VACA), a chapter of the UCI Alumni Association, launched a fundraising effort for the UCI Libraries' Southeast Asian Archive at a media event at the Institute for Vietnamese Studies in Little Saigon on December 7.

ILC media relocation to the MRC

The UC Irvine Libraries will be transferring the Interactive Learning Center (ILC) media collection to the Multimedia Resource Center (MRC) over the intersession break (December 13 - December 22).

Science Library Renamed at Dedication Event

UC Irvine's Science Library was formally renamed the Francisco J. Ayala Science Library on Friday, Oct. 15.

Library Quest 2010 Winners!

Congratulations to the 2010 Library Quest Winners VyVy Pham & Linda Nguyen!

Microfilm and microfiche have been relocated to the Science Library

Microfilm and microfiche have been relocated to the Science Library's Grand Reading Room. Please see our summer project announcement at for information about paging these materials.

Library Exhibit Examines Hollywood's Influence on Fashion

The Libraries fall exhibit, Putting on the Glitz: Hollywood's Influence on Fashion, examines the major influence Hollywood had and continues to have over fashion. The opening night event will be held on October 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm in Langson Library.

Informational Update on a Possible UC Systemwide Boycott of the Nature Publishing Group

We urge you to read this important update, which has been jointly prepared by the University Libraries and the University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication.

Appointment of Gerald Lowell as Interim Library Director

I am delighted to announce that Gerald R. Lowell will serve as Interim Library Director effective June 1. Mr. Lowell's appointment as Interim University Librarian is pending final approval from the Office of the President.

UCI to name Science Library in honor of Francisco J. Ayala

The UC Irvine Science Library will be renamed the Francisco J. Ayala Science Library in recognition of the world-renowned evolutionary biologist's considerable scientific achievements and contributions to the campus.

Study rooms now available in Libraries Gateway Study Center

The Libraries Gateway Study Center offers 13 study rooms that can accommodate groups of various sizes. These rooms also include full wireless connections, power outlets, and wired ethernet network connections.

Evidence-Based Practice: Improving Patient Care (new online tutorial)

This brief, interactive tutorial introduces the basic principles of Evidence Based Practice (EBP). EBP is defined as the integration of best clinical evidence with a health professional's clinical experience and expertise and the patient's values, preferences, concerns, and rights.

Congratulations to the 2009 Library Quest Winners!

Matt Wiersma, Diane Fritts, Sang X. Do & Christina Valle entered the Libraries' "Where's Peter the Anteater?" scavenger hunt and were delighted to find out that they had won a $50 gift certificate to the Bookstore.

Fall Exhibit: So Simple a Beginning: 150 Years of Darwin to open on October 22

The Libraries' fall exhibit, "So Simple a Beginning: 150 Years of Darwin", recognizes the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's seminal work of scientific literature, On the Origin of Species, as well as the 200th year of his birth. The opening event will be held on October 22, 2009 at 5:30 pm in Langson Library.

Check out our latest exhibit: Shanghai's Two Faces

The Libraries' spring exhibit, "Shanghai's Two Faces: Cosmopolitanism and Glocalization", depicts Shanghai's transformation from a fishing and market town into a major global commerce and finance center.

Links in archived news items may no longer work as some resources may have moved or been removed from the Web.


ANTPAC is currently unavailable. We are working on correcting the issue and apologize for the inconvenience.

UCI Libraries website expected to be down Sunday, February 1, 2015, between 9:00AM-11:00AM.

Melvyl update: article searching completely restored.

Don't miss out on these fun and informative workshops at the MRC this Spring!

Need help with your video production or perhaps learn the basics of photoshop and DSLR photography?

The Science Library and Multimedia Resources Center will be closed on 1/10/15 for critical building repair.

Please visit the Study Space Locator at for alternate places on campus to study.

ANTPAC unavailable January 6th, 6:00am – 8:00am for system maintenance and updates

Melvyl and My ILL Requests will be unavailable on 1/3/15 due to system maintenance.

Melvyl and My ILL Requests will be unavailable on 1/3/15 due to system maintenance.

Intermittent noise possible at Libraries Gateway Study Center

Please excuse our noise as building renovations are currently underway. Please visit our Study Space Locator at for alternative places to study. Thank you.?

Rearrangement of the Langson Library collection has begun

Pardon our dust and noise while we rearrange our collections

Libraries Gateway Study Center Closure - Saturday, May 3rd

The Libraries Gateway Study Center will be closed on Saturday, May 3rd for maintenance. We expect to be open for our regularly scheduled hours on Sunday, May 4th.

Ralph Clayman to speak at opening of new exhibit, Healing U: Health Education at UCI, on April 29

Reception and exhibit viewing to follow immediately
Reservations requested by April 23

Vote for the Libraries' tag line and enter to win a $25 gift certificate!

Printing/Copying unavailable today from 10am-11:30am

Printing and Copying will be unavailable today starting at 10am and lasting approximately 90 minutes. Some printing and copying services are available at the FedEx Office in the University Center

Don't forget to vote: Student Video Contest

Vote now for your favorite student made video about the UCI Libraries.

Emilee Mathews awarded the ARLIS/NA Conference Attendance Award

Emilee Mathews has been awarded the ARLIS/NA Conference Attendance Award to travel to their annual conference in Washington, DC. ARLIS/NA is one of the major professional organizations for art librarianship.

Paws B4 Finals Rainout

Due to the rain, we regretfully have to postpone our fun with Paws for Healing today. But don't worry, our furry friends will be back on Thursday, March 6, in Gateway Plaza from 2pm - 5pm.

Libraries' co-host Writing Conference

The UCI Libraries and Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication Present The 2014 Southern California Writing Centers Association Tutors Conference

Our websites will be unavailable Thursday, April 10th from 4:00am-7:00am

Play AnteaterTag@UCI!

Play AnteaterTag@UCI and win prizes viewing and tagging UCI historical images

Langson Late Night!

Langson Library announces extended hours during the Gateway closure beginning January 6th

The UCI Libraries will be closed beginning 12/24 and will reopen 1/2.

The UCI Libraries will be closed beginning 12/24 and will reopen 1/2.

Libraries Gateway Study Center closed for repairs; Langson Library open extended hours.

Libraries Gateway Study Center closed for repairs; Langson Library open extended hours.

Gateway Closure and Langson Library extended hours

The Gateway Study Center is closed for repairs to the heating system. For your convenience, Langson Library will remain open 24hrs until Friday December 13th.

Join us for The 'Write' Stuff: A Workshop on Using Information Literacy Rubrics to Assess Information Literacy Traits in Student Writing on Friday, December 13 at the Newkirk Alumni Center

Paws B4 Finals reduces student stress

Therapy animals visited campus Tuesday to ease student stress before finals

Laguna Art Exhibit featured in OC Register

The exhibit celebrates artistic history of Laguna Beach and the OC Register was there. Read the article here.

UL Tanji in the OC Register

Read UL Tanji's article in the OC Register

My ILL Requests unavailable 8/10 from 12am-8am due to system maintenance

My ILL Requests unavailable 7/20-7/21 due to system maintenance

My ILL Requests unavailable 7/20-7/21 due to system maintenance

UCI Libraries Closed Dec 22 - Jan 1

The UCI LIbraries will be closed December 22, 2012 - January 1, 2013 for the holiday break.

Lorelei Tanji begins her post as the University Librarian

Changing With The Times: The Role of the Librarian. Lorelei Tanji begins her post as the University Librarian with many initiatives and responsibilities.

The Multimedia Resources Center is moving

The MRC will be closing at its current location in Langson Library on Friday, September 14, 2012 at Langson Library and reopening in the space formerly occupied by the Interactive Learning Center (ILC) on the first floor of the Science Library on September 24, 2012.

My ILL Request unavailable 7/13-7/15

Due to system maintenance users will be unable to use Request to place ILL requests from 7/13 at 5pm until 7/16 at 8am.

Problems accessing full-text articles from off-campus?

The UCI Libraries and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is actively investigating the problems some patrons are experiencing accessing full-text articles from off-campus. If you use the WebVPN, please try the Software version of the VPN. You may also send us comments and questions. For other options to receive assistance, please see our Ask a Librarian site.

ASL 6th floor drum closed to the public

All journals have been moved from the 6th floor drum to 5th floor in anticipation of construction beginning on the 6th floor.

UCI Legal Scholars Participate in Literary Orange

The UCI Libraries and OC Public Libraries proudly present Literary Orange, Orange County's premier author event, on Saturday, April 14, 9:00 - 4:00 pm, at the UCI Student Center. This year's exciting line up includes a fascinating panel on the law featuring esteemed legal scholars Christopher Tomlins and Henry Weinstein, both of UCI's School of Law.

Grunigen Medical Library opening hours changed on Monday, February 6, 2012.

As of Monday, February 6, 2012, the Grunigen Medical Library will open at 8am, Mondays-Fridays. Weekend hours remain 1pm-5pm. This change in the opening hours may impact some room reservations. For more information about room reservations please refer to For the full library hours, please see the "Hours" link at If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Johnson, Acting Head of the Grunigen Medical Library, at

Holden Room closed Nov. 3, Nov. 8-9 for upgrades

Holden Room: closed Tuesday, November 2nd, Tuesday, November 8th and Wednesday, November 9th, for upgrades to electricity and the AV system.

Langson CPR Closure

The Langson Current Periodicals Room (CPR) will be closed from Tuesday,
September 6, 2011, through Friday, September 16, 2011.

David Folkenflik on the News

LAUC-I and The UC Irvine Libraries Present
David Folkenflik, National Public Radio Media Correspondent

How Can We Trust the News?
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
3 - 5 pm

Langson Library Reference Service has Moved!

Reference has moved to Langson's main floor! Get research help immediately, when you come into the Langson Library. Ask us for help on how to research a topic, how to find a specific article or book, or how to locate statistics and data.

Southeast Asian Archive participates in the Vietnamese International Film Festival

Saturday, April 9, 6:00pm -10:15pm in the Humanities Gateway (HG) 1030 and Humanities Instructional Building (HIB) 100. more details...

Literary Orange to draw book lovers to UCI

Ray Watson Gift Enhances Regional History Collections

The Libraries are pleased to announce a generous gift by Ray Watson to support the preservation and growth of the Libraries’ collections on the planning and development of the City of Irvine, the UCI campus, and surrounding communities in Orange County.

Website Maintenance, March 19, 9:00 PM

The Libraries will be doing some site maintenance on Saturday, March 19th at 9:00 PM. During this time some of our pages may not work properly. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Libraries Support Student Research through LURF

The Libraries-Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Fellowship (LURF) awards provide recognition and support to selected students whose research projects make significant use of library resources, demonstrate creative applications of research methodology, or focus on research about the scholarly information process.

Holden Room closed for renovation beginning March 21st

The Ayala Science Library Faculty and Graduate Student Reading Room is open! Cardkeys may be checked out at the ASL Loan Desk.

UCI Libraries Closed Dec 23 - Jan 2

The UCI LIbraries will be closed December 23 2010 - January 2, 2011 for the holiday break.

ANTPAC will be unavailable this Friday (Nov. 1) from 5:00am to 7:00am

Retirement of University Librarian Gerald J. Munoff

Click above for details.