Access to the Law Library is restricted to members of the UCI Law community at this time.

Visitor Information

Access Restrictions

Access is restricted to members of the UCI Law community at this time. The below access policy is suspended until further notice.

UCI affiliates can requests scans or pickups of Law Library materials through Library Search.

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.

Visitor Passes

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 (currently enrolled, undergraduate and graduate)
  • Law students currently enrolled in ABA-accredited law schools
  • Faculty currently employed at any accredited institution (law or non-law)
  • Members of any state bar (in good standing)

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 Front Desk. Members of the bar must provide current active or inactive bar cards.

Are there times when visitor passes are not available?

Yes. We're 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.

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