UCI Libraries' Phased Reopening Plans

Last Modified April 14, 2021

 

The UCI Libraries have developed a phased reopening plan to support research and instruction.

Current operational phase:  Phase 2B (SPRING QUARTER)

  • Paging/pick-up services available by appointment for library materials outside the Langson Library front door or curbside in Lot 2 (Science Library, OC&SEAA, and select MRC materials may also be picked up at Langson). 
  • Limited reference and digitization services available for Special Collections and Archives. 
  • Select study spaces in the Multimedia Resources Center and study spaces in the Libraries Gateway Study Center will be available by appointment to current UC students, faculty, and staff only beginning March 29th. The rest of the library buildings remain closed.
  • Interlibrary Loan staff resume working on site in a limited capacity. Requests for printed works and other physical materials may be made at this time. However please be aware that our ability to successfully fill requests and the turnaround time it takes to receive them will be slower than usual due to continued library closures around the world and our commitment to safety for our patrons and library staff.

 

General Phased Approach

Movement between phases will be in alignment with campus and public health guidance.

  • Phase 1: Buildings Closed, staff working remotely
  • Phase 2 –
    • Phase 2A
      • Paging/pick-up services available by appointment for library materials outside the Langson Library front door or curbside in Lot 2 (Science Library, OC&SEAA, and select MRC materials may also be picked up at Langson). 
      • Limited reference and digitization services available for Special Collections and Archives. 
      • The main campus library buildings, including Multimedia Resources Center and Libraries Gateway Study Center, are closed to the public.
    • Phase 2B (CURRENT PHASE: SPRING QUARTER)
  • Phase 3
    • Phase 3a:
      • Limited study space may be available in main library buildings.
      • Closed Stacks. HathiTrust ETAS  materials available online. Non-HathiTrust ETAS items available for paging/pick-up in library buildings and curbside.
    • Phase 3b: (Summer 2021?)
      • Additional study seats added spaces opened for study.
    • Phase 3c: (TBD: Goal by Fall 2021 or earlier if possible.)
      • Open Stacks.
      • All study spaces reopened.

More information

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