The Law Library is only open to members of the UCI Law community. Some exceptions apply - see below for details. Contact the Access Services Manager with questions about visiting the library.
The Law Library has a limited number of visitor passes available to eligible patrons with legal research needs.
Who is eligible for a visitor pass?
- UC students (undergraduate and graduate)
- Law students from ABA-accredited law schools
- Faculty from any accredited institution (law or non-law)
- Members of any state bar (in good standing)
- UCI Division of Continuing Education Paralegal students and instructors
What is a "legal research need"?
A need to use books or databases unique to the Law Library's collection.
UCI graduate and undergraduate students should note that Langson has a large collection of legal material to support criminology, social ecology, and other related programs.
What kind of identification do I need to bring?
Visitors must exchange a valid institutional ID for a visitor pass at the Service Counter. Members of the bar must provide current active or inactive bar cards.
Are there times when visitor passes are not available?
Yes. We are closed to visitors during orientation, exam periods, and some special events. However, passes are usually available when the Law Library is open. See the UCI Law Academic Calendar for more information about Law School holidays and breaks.
UCI Faculty & Staff
UCI faculty and staff from other departments are welcome to use the Law Library during normal hours.
- No visitor pass or legal research need is required.
- Present a current UCI ID.
- Visiting faculty must provide a letter of introduction from the sponsoring UCI department.
- If you are looking for a quiet place to study on campus, check the UCI Libraries' list of nearby UCI study spaces.
- If you need legal research help or access to government depository materials, you can check one of the nearby public law libraries.