Today an academic library is not just a building with books and librarians; it is an information powerhouse that fosters discovery and learning across the campus and within the community. Sure, UCI Libraries still provides print resources and subject librarians; however, the library system at UCI also provides access to everything from three-dimensional printing and digital scholarship services to public programming and community archiving.
As one of the founding academic units on campus, UCI Libraries has connected thousands of users, including faculty, researchers, scholars, students, staff and community members, to information resources. It has facilitated the creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge across all disciplines.
This knowledge lifecycle is supported at four library facilities: the Jack Langson Library, the Francisco J. Ayala Science Library, and the Libraries Gateway Study Center and the Forest J. Grunigen Medical Library at UC Irvine Health in Orange.
Furthermore, the libraries support the campus and community with resources and services in the Libraries Gateway Study Center, Multimedia Resource Center (at Ayala Science Library) and the Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive Center (at Libraries Gateway Study Center).
UCI Libraries continues to stand as a Gateway to Knowledge. Supporting UCI Libraries serves as an investment in the educational, research and professional development goals of the entire community from undergraduate students embarking on their higher education journey to long-standing community members seeking new forms of understanding and engagement.
UCI Libraries Funding Priorities:
Library Fund for Excellence - To provide support for the Libraries’ world-class research collections, emerging technologies, lifelong learning, discovery environments, and expert assistance for scholars and community patrons.
Library Endowment - The Library Endowment is a permanent resource that allows the Libraries to invest in research and instruction for present and future generations of UCI students and faculty.
Southeast Asian Archive Fund - This year, the UCI Libraries will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Southeast Asian Archive (SEAA). The SEAA was established in 1987 to document the experiences of refugees and immigrants from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam who resettled in the United States after the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary year of the Southeast Asian Archive, we have set a goal of raising $30,000 for the SEAA. Please consider making a gift to ensure that the SEAA continues to grow and thrive over the next 30 years as a vital and dynamic resource for our community. You can find out more about the Southeast Asian Archive Fund HERE.
All gifts made to UCI Libraries on Giving Day will be matched dollar for dollar by Cathy Palmer and Ameila Regan, up to $1,000.