The collection of the Grunigen Medical Library is shaped by the UC Irvine Libraries' mission to "proactively assist UCI's students, faculty, and staff in fulfilling the education, scholarship, patient care, and research goals of the University."
The library collects current scholarly information, primarily electronic, which supports the clinical, educational, and research needs of its users. The collection covers health, the practice of medicine and related allied health care disciplines, nursing, research and methodological literature, and reviews or state-of-the-art reports. The library's emphasis is on providing materials at the point of need. As a result, the collection includes thousands of electronic journals, electronic books, and databases.
Grunigen's large collection of print materials is housed in the library on the first floor of the Forest J. Grunigen, M.D. Library and Medical Education Center. Additional materials covering health, biomedical disciplines, public health and related disciplines, research literature, and areas influencing biomedical and health care are housed at the Ayala Science Library on the UC Irvine campus. These campus materials may be transferred to this library and, once received, will be delivered within 24 hours. The Grunigen interlibrary loan service provides access to materials not owned by the UC Irvine Libraries.