Before Your Visit

**The Special Collections and Archives Verle & Elizabeth Annis Reading Room is open Monday - Thursday 10:00AM - 2:00PM. Please contact us for inquiries.** 

If you are unsure of where to start, or need assistance with your research, you can ask us a question.

Hours & Location

The Verle & Elizabeth Annis Reading Room is open by appointment only on Monday - Thursday from 10 am - 2 pm.  During the summer, intersession periods, and for special events, we may have other operating hours. Please consult our calendar or contact us to confirm available hours before planning your visit. We are located on the 5th floor of the Jack Langson Library. Please visit the interactive campus map for directions.

Appointments & Requesting Material

Doing research? Always request materials in advance!

Many materials are not available for immediate access. We are unable to accommodate item requests from walk-in visitors at this time.

Whether walking in or making an appointment, please request materials in advance. Our materials are stored in many locations and need to be retrieved prior to your visit. We recommend requesting items a minimum of 48 business hours in advance of your visit. Some materials may need to be requested up to 10 days before your visit depending on where the item is stored. 

It can take several days to retrieve materials from storage and there is a 10 item request limit per appointment. Plan ahead and be sure to schedule your appointment at least 48 business hours in advance. Think you might need more than 10 items? Contact us.

How to Request Materials

For detailed instructions on how to request material (for in-person consultations as well as remote duplication requests) and schedule your visit, please see How to Request Materials. When making your request in Aeon, you will be required to select an appointment date.

Video instructions are also available here:

Please consult the Request Duplication page for instructions in regards to accessing the Jacques Derrida Papers.

Please be advised that many of our audiovisual materials are not accessible due to fragility and lack of dedicated equipment. Please contact  for more information in advance of your visit. 

Research Assistance

Special Collections & Archives staff are available to assist you with reference and basic research inquiries about our collections.

Our materials may be unprocessed, include legacy media formats, or have other handling requirements. We can work with you to refine your research inquiry to ensure that materials are retrieved in time for your on-site visit. 

We are more than happy to assist you with research consultations, subject area expertise, locating materials as well as navigating the request management system. We especially recommend that out-of-town researchers or researchers working on complex or time-sensitive projects contact staff at least two weeks ahead of your visit. Please ask us a question!

Internet Access

Please be sure to register your device to utilize the UCInet Mobile Internet Access by following the instructions here.  


Visitor parking spaces are available at lot 1 across from the Langson Library (pay online) as well as the Student Center Parking Structure on Pereira Drive (pay in-person). 

Please visit the Visitor Parking Page for visitor permit purchase locations, rates and for other parking options, or call Parking and Transportation Services at (949) 824-7486 to determine the exact location of convenient parking areas. 

UCI campus visitors who display state-issued disabled parking placards are exempt from paying fees.