The Griffin, Link to the Bioscience Library Home Page

Hours & Location

Summer Session hours

Fall Semester hours (Wednesday, August 26 - Friday, December 18):

Winter Holiday closure:
Hours vary on holidays and during intersessions; for more information please see:

Bioscience Library Calendar

Hours for all UC Berkeley Libraries


Location & Contact Information:

Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
2101 Valley Life Sciences Building # 6500
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6500
Circulation: (510) 642-2531
Reference:   (510) 642-0456
Email us

Campus map highlighting VLSB

About the VLSB

Map of UC Berkeley Libraries


Copying, Printing, & Scanning

Self-service printing and scanning is available in the library using Cal 1 Cards or Guest Cards only (no cash).

For more information, please see Printing and Scanning in the Libraries.

For full-service assistance with printing, copying, scanning or binding, please visit:

Moffitt Copy Center
321 Moffitt Library


"Where are the bathrooms?" and other FAQs:

Where are the bathrooms?
Take the spiral staircase outside the library down one floor, you'll find restrooms down the hall to your left.

Where is the nearest payphone/campus phone?
The nearest payphone and campus phone are on east side of the second floor of VLSB, between room 2050 and the courtyard.

Where is the nearest drinking fountain and/or vending machine?
There is a drinking fountain in the second-floor elevator lobby next to the library entrance.
For food and beverage machines go downstairs to the first floor elevator lobby next to the T. Rex.

Please do not bring FOOD or DRINK into the library.
Food and drink stain the carpet and attract bugs, which leads to damaged books.

U.C. Berkeley Library Web
Copyright © 2014 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Comment Form. Last update: 06/26/15

info & services
academic resources
campus links
contact us