Zot Smarter @ UCI Libraries

The UCI Libraries are the University’s primary center for research: A Gateway to Knowledge. We are continually growing and improving to remain the "smart" resource for UCI students, faculty, staff and the community as each engage in their academic and learning pursuits.

With four facilities, 3.4 million volumes of electronic and print material, and over 570 public access computers, there are many services and tools available at the UCI Libraries to help UCI Zot Smarter.

Visit us often, follow the stories below, and learn how you can Zot Smarter @ UCI Libraries!

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag, #ZotSmarter!




Forest J. Grunigen, M.D. Library

The Forest J. Grunigen, M.D. Library named after a UCI School of Medicine alumnus, is the largest medical library in Orange County. It's here that UCI Health and the world are linked through comprehensive inter-library loan services. Its librarians and staff specialize in medical research, and provide personalized support to our region's health professionals, researchers and medical students.

Explore the Grunigen Medical Library, and see for yourself what cutting-edge medical research and resources look like!

  • Ask about our smartboard classroom
  • Multimedia workstations
  • Mobile device charging stations
  • Laptop and iPad loan services

Or visit online for handy information guides on the latest in medical topics and tools. 

Located in Orange, CA at the UC Irvine Medical Center.


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For other featured library exlusives, view this page. To learn more or to support the UCI Libraries, please contact the External Relations Office at partners@uci.edu or (949) 824-4651.

Past Stories | Zot Smarter @ UCI Libraries

Zot Smarter-Online Archive

It's the images, their voices, manuscripts and captured experience of Anteaters throughout the world that speak volumes about UCI's bright past and brilliant future.

Learn how the Anteater mascot was chosen. View images of the campus from the 60s to present. Who is Al Irwin, and why did he speak to the UCI men's water polo team in 1965?

Discover the past and share your own memories at the Online Archive of UCI History. An archive created by the UCI Libraries to commemorate the University's 50th Anniversary.


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Zot Smarter-Research Librarians

In an age of when our users have 24/7 access to information with the touch of a button, who needs to consult a librarian? The answer: Anyone who seeks knowledge and truth!

With over 40 subject specific research librarians available, you’ll receive invaluable assistance with any academic assignment.

And it doesn’t stop there! In addition to consultations, our librarians support class instruction, work with UCI faculty to help shape class study and literature, and engage with the community-at-large.

See an expert today. Meet with a research librarian and watch yourself advance.


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Zot Smarter-Gateway of Knowledge

Wouldn’t you agree that knowledge worth pursuing is often worth sharing?

And what better way to share knowledge worldwide than to go digital?

At the UCI Libraries, we can help with that!

Our Digital Scholarship Services support scholarly work produced at UCI, which creates a gateway of knowledge for our community, by assisting faculty and students with:

  • E-Research
  • Data management
  • Digital humanities
  • Digital preservation

Schedule a consultation today to learn about UC’s Open Access Policy, and how to make your research freely available to the world via the UCI Libraries.


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Zot Smarter-Athletics

Fall. It’s a whole new ballgame. It could be your rookie year, or the start of a breakout season for you at UCI. Whichever it is; you’re looking to be the MVP!

The game isn’t totally new to you. You’ve been here before. Examining course curricula, juggling new schedules, and preparing your mind to embrace exciting opportunities. But don’t forget the often-unsung hero to academic success and lifelong learning – study and research.

With the UCI Libraries in your corner, you’re equipped to bring your A-game.

Compete at your highest level with the help of the UCI Libraries!


Call the right plays for student success today!
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Zot Smarter-Special Collections

UCI Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives is where the Libraries and community shape history together. It can happen through the unearthing of rare materials, or by the recounting of a simple shared memory.

Discover treasures like Shakespeare’s First Folio and Frederick Reines’ Nobel Prize in the Verle and Elizabeth Annis Reading Room – Langson Library, 5th Floor.

Need guidance exploring all the rare materials offered in the archives?

  • Schedule a research consultation with our expert staff.
  • Roam our collections online at the Online Archive of UCI History, Online Archive of California, and California Digital Library.
  • Subscribe to our blogs, New and Noteworthy and Anteater Antics.


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Zot Smarter-OCSEAA Center

The Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive (OC & SEAA) Center provides a new, collaborative space at the UCI Libraries to document the history of Orange County and its changing demographics. 

  • Drop in and interact with personal narratives, photographs, and highlights from collections in our exhibit areas.
  • Reserve our oral history recording studio to record interviews for your research on the OC or Southeast Asian experience.
  • Discover our internship and award opportunities and enhance your research.
  • Join us for unique speaker series, cultural events, and community partnerships that unifies and supports our diverse community.

Located facing Aldrich Park, and on the first floor of the Libraries Gateway Study Center.


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