As the Spring 2022 term comes to a close, it’s a good time to look back and reflect on what a remarkable academic year 2021–2022 has been. Despite the ongoing challenges and surprises from COVID, UCI Libraries has continuously served students, faculty, and staff while expanding access to digital materials such as ebooks, journals, and streaming content and developing Research Guides that highlight the key resources in each subject area.
Now that we’re enjoying a fully reopened campus and in-person classes, UCI Libraries has transitioned to a more adaptive hybrid model, with a combination of in person and virtual services. Many of our study spaces have been renovated and refreshed, and we continue to offer virtual consultations and tutorials to foster interactive teaching, learning and research, no matter the delivery model.

I invite you to regularly visit our calendar of free events and workshops and webpage to explore our ever-expanding selection of programs, services, and collections.

Lorelei Tanji
University Librarian
UCI Libraries Helps Create Ethical and Sustainable Archival Record of PrisonPandemic 

UCI Libraries Digital Archivist Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez is overseeing the ethical digitization and preservation of the PrisonPandemic’s collection. This summer the project will begin processing the more than 3,000 letters and pieces of art submitted to create a publicly searchable and accessible digital archive.
Black Panther Party 55th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibit on Display Now 

The Art | Power | Community: A Black Panther Party 55th Anniversary Retrospective traveling exhibit is on display at the UCI Libraries Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive (OC&SEAA) Center now through June 2022. Visit the exhibit to see original photography and a selection of Black Panther Party documents and materials from the UCI Special Collections and Archives.
Giving Day Raises Funds to Reduce Educational Costs for Student

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, UCI Libraries raised $12,680 to reduce course and materials costs for UCI students.
Racism and Segregation
in Orange County 
Virtual Book Talk 

Thursday, July 21, 2022
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Join UCI Libraries to learn how one Japanese American family’s unlawful incarceration during World War II led to California’s landmark school desegregation lawsuit in the 1940s.
First Folio Friday with Andrea Mays
Lecture, Performance, & Luncheon

Friday, August 19, 2022
Langson Library
11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join UCI Libraries for a lecture by Andrea Mays, author of The Millionaire and the Bard, a performance by UCI theater students, and viewing of the UCI Libraries’ copy of the Shakespeare First Folio.