If you are not affiliated with the Law School, but would like to use the Law Library to do legal research, please review this page.
- General rules of the Law Library apply to all visitors.
- Information about other nearby libraries: Southern CA Law Libraries
- Only UCI Faculty, Students, and Staff may borrow Law Library materials at this time.
- Questions about access can be addressed to the Circulation Services Manager.
The UCI Law Library has a limited number of visitor passes available during normal hours of operation. All those who receive a visitor pass must be using the Law Library for the purpose of legal research.Who can get 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 Extension Paralegal Students and Instructors
How do you get a visitor pass? Visitors can exchange a valid institutional ID for a visitor pass at the Service Counter. Members of the bar: please provide a current active or inactive bar card.
When are visitor passes available? Passes are generally available whenever the Law Library is open. However, there are no visitors during Orientation, Reading and Examination periods, and special events. See Law Library hours.
UCI Faculty & Staff
UCI faculty and staff from other departments are welcome to use the Law Library during normal hours of operation; no visitor pass is required. Please be prepared to present a current UCI ID. Visiting faculty should provide a letter of introduction from the sponsoring UCI department.
Other members of the public
The Law Library is not currently open to members of the public. Other nearby United States government depository libraries can offer assistance with legal research questions and provide access to government depository materials.
Law Student Guests
UCI law students may bring a guest to the Law Library. See the Students section for more information.