Orbach Library Enhancements: Third Floor Access Changes Ahead

In line with our commitment to improving UCR Library facilities, we will be renovating the Orbach Library roof.

In preparation for this important project, we need to inform you about changes affecting access to the third floor of the Orbach Library.

Limited Access for Safety and Efficiency
Starting immediately, the third floor will be restricted to authorized personnel only. This measure is crucial to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff as we gear up for the construction and renovation of our roof. We understand that this may cause some inconvenience, but it is a necessary step to prepare for the extensive work ahead.

Please note that limited access will extend through the rest of the academic year. While we regret any disruption this may cause, we are confident that these improvements will greatly benefit the UCR community in the long term.

Use UC Library Search and Interlibrary Loan to Access 3rd Floor Materials
Books, journals, and other monographs housed on Orbach Library’s third floor are still listed in our online catalog. The catalog will show that we do have a copy in the Orbach Library, but it will also include a note that shows the area is closed.

For these items, please click on the Request through Interlibrary Loan link under Find It and our team will work on finding you an alternative version either electronically or by loaning a copy from our extensive network of library partners (also known as the inter-library loan system).

Meeting Your Needs
We are dedicated to meeting your needs throughout this period. To compensate for the temporary unavailability of the third floor, we have arranged for additional seats and study spaces to be added to the other floors in Orbach as well as in the Rivera Library.

Looking Ahead
This renovation is part of our ongoing effort to enhance your library experience. The new roof will improve the building’s structural integrity and provide a more comfortable and sustainable environment for all users.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time. Our staff is committed to minimizing the inconvenience and is ready to assist you in any way possible.