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University of California Irvine: UC Irvine Libraries

Research access guide for the University of California Irvine.

General Information

Facility: UC Irvine Libraries
Address: 401 East Peltason Drive
Irvine, CA 92623
Phone: (949) 824-4976
Email: email
Hours: Hours of Operation

About the libraries:

The University of California Irvine libraries are five in number: Langson Library, Ayala Science Library, Grunigen Medical Library, Libraries Gateway Study Center, and the Law Library. Langson Library is responsible for housing the arts, business & management, education, humanities, social ecology, and social sciences collections. The East Asian Collection is housed within Langson as well.

For more information concerning the Japanese collections please contact Ying Zhang at (949) 824-0489 or via email.


An archival collection begun in 1987 in response to the increased immigration out of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam after the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. The database includes descriptions of the collections' strengths, digitized objects, and extensive information about the SEAA.

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Summary of Collections

Collection size: as of December 2014

The University of California Irvine Libraries contain over 3.4 million volumes, with approximately 32,000 items comprising their Japanese collection. The collection is housed in the Langson Library as part of an East Asian collection and is interfiled with Chinese and Korean materials.


Online catalog:

How to Use the Facility

Borrowing Privileges

The University of California Irvine Libraries are open and free to access for the general public. Borrowing privileges are limited to those with library cards. Library cards may be purchased by those unaffiliated with the university. For a schedule of fees, please visit their Get A Library Card webpage.

Photocopying & Printing

Copiers and printers may be used with either a Campus ID card or a Library print/copy card, which may be purchased and have funds added at any Value Adding machine. For costs of the cards and copies, please visit the university's Printing & Copying webpage.

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