UCI Libraries' Phased Reopening Plans

The UCI Libraries are implementing a phased reopening plan to support research and instruction.

We have received approval to move from Phase 1 to Phase 2a.  Dates for movement to future phases are unknown and will be in alignment with campus and public health guidance.

  • Phase 1: Buildings Closed, staff working remotely (Mid-March through early July)

  • Phase 2 – July/August

    • Approved: July 20 - Some library staff return to prepare for Phase 2. Patrons can start making requests for books during the week of July 27 for pick-up during the week of August 3.

    • Approved: August 3 (Phase 2a): Start paging/pick-up services for library materials at Langson Library front door or curbside in Lot 2 (Science Library, OC&SEAA, and select MRC materials may also be picked up at Langson). NOTE:  The library buildings remain closed to the public; pickup services by appointment occur outdoors.  

    • Phase 2b (Date TBD – based on campus guidance): Open Libraries Gateway Study Center

  • Phase 3 – (Dates TBD – based on campus Guidance)

    • Phase 3a:

      • Open limited study space in main library buildings in preparation for fall quarter.

      • Closed Stacks. HathiTrust ETAS  materials available online. Non-HathiTrust ETAS items available for paging/pick-up in library buildings and curbside.

    • Phase 3b:

      • Additional study seats added spaces opened for study.

    • Phase 3c:  This phase will likely not happen until remote instruction ends.

      • Open Stacks.

      • All study spaces reopened.

More information

Questions or comments? Please contact Kristine Ferry, Head, Access & Operations, at kferry@uci.edu.