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Ask a Librarian (Reference Services)

Need help finding information? Can't figure out how to begin your research? Ask a Librarian!
Virtually any question, always expert answers!

Call or Drop by for reference help


  • 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.

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.  Hours
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ANTswers (Now in Beta!)

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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