Before Your Visit

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


Prior to Your Arrival 


Hours & Location:

The Verle & Elizabeth Annis Reading Room is open to all visitors, Monday through Friday 10 AM - 4PM. We are located on the 5th floor of the Jack Langson Library. 


Appointments & Requesting Material:

No appointment is necessary but we strongly encourage you to request your materials and make an appointment at least one day in advance of your visit through our Special Collections request management system, Aeon

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. Please consult the Request Duplication page for instructions in regards to accessing 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:

Our SCA staff are more than happy to assist you with research consultations, subject area expertise, locating materials as well as navigating the request management system. Please visit the contact us page to directly contact one of our staff members. 


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.