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Services For Users With Disabilities


The mission of the UCI Libraries is to enable library users to make maximum use of the information resources of the campus libraries. In order to serve users with disabilities, the Libraries have instituted specialized services, modified existing services and facilities, and purchased special equipment.

Library Services & Resources
Adaptive technology equipment
Getting Around

The UCI Libraries is committed to providing equal access to print and electronic resources to all members of the UCI community. The Libraries provide a range of services to help you navigate and use library resources. The services described below may not be readily available during holiday, evening, or weekend hours due to reduced staffing.

It is recommended that you call ahead to determine when and to what extent these services are available. Services are provided for all library users unless specifically noted as available to students, faculty, or staff only.

  • Research assistance

    Come to the Langson and Ayala Science libraries for assistance in developing a research strategy, locating relevant books and journals, and evaluating research materials. Librarians are available during weekdays, weekends, and evenings. Library hours can be accessed online at http://www.lib.uci.edu/about/hours/hours.html

    Additional services are available to UCI students, faculty and staff.

  • Research consultation

    Schedule an appointment with a reference librarian to focus on research needs. Appointments should be scheduled in advance: http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/rcs/research-consultation-request-form.html

  • Ask A Librarian

    Connect with a reference librarian online for research assistance: http://ask.lib.uci.edu

  • Retrieving books from the stacks

    Assistance is available at the nearest Check Out Desk. Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request.

    You may also request assistance from library employees engaged in reshelving library materials.

  • Journals, microforms and use of microform machines

    For assistance with journals in the Current Periodicals area at Langson Library, contact the Langson Library Reference Desk: (949) 824-4976.

    For assistance with journals in the Current Periodicals area, microforms and use of microform machines area at Ayala Science Library, contact Nancy Chacon, nchacon@uci.edu, (949) 824-3679.

  • Reserve materials

    You may request a longer loan period for reserve materials in order to use them with special reading equipment.

  • Photocopying assistance

    Photocopy assistance is available. Every effort will be made to accommodate your requests. Contact the appropriate Check Out Desk.

    Langson Library Check Out Desk: (949) 824-6842
    Ayala Science Library Check Out Desk: (949) 824-3692

    Scanning services are available from the Disability Services Center.

  • Telephone requests

    Call ahead to see if a book is on the shelf and ask that the item be retrieved and held.

    • Langson Library Check Out Desk: (949) 824-6842
    • Ayala Science Library Check Out Desk: (949) 824-3692

Library liaisons

Please contact the following individuals if you have questions regarding library services for users with disabilities or suggestions regarding services that should be offered in the future:

  • Antoinette Avila (Langson Library), aavila@uci.edu, (949) 824-2338
  • Nancy Chacon (Ayala Science Library), nchacon@uci.edu, (949) 824-3679
  • Dan Grove (Grunigen Medical Library), groved@uci.edu, (714) 456-7824

Campus Resources