Circulation Services

Borrowing

CollectionCirculation
Reference collectionLibrary use only
wen shi zi liao collectionLibrary use only
Local gazetteers collectionLibrary use only
Periodicals/
fuyin baokan ziliao
(current year)
Library use only
Periodicals/
fuyin baokan ziliao
(prior to current year)
2 weeks
Films 1 day
Newspapers or microfilmsLibrary use only
BooksUndergraduates: 1 month
Graduate Students: 3 months
Faculty and staff: 1 year

Renewals

Contact the Circulation desk.

  1. Have your library identification number ready.
  2. Ask for the new due date after the item(s) have been renewed.

Self-renewal

  1. Go to Gladis (telnet version).
  2. Type:
    inv [your ID number]
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Library Cards

How to Obtain a Library Card

Apply for a library card at the Privileges Desk, located on the 1st floor of Doe Library, at the entrance to the Gardner Stack. Valid identification is required.

Faculty Requirements

Full-time faculty members from an educational institution within the state of California and full-time teachers from public schools (kindergarten through grade 12) can obtain a UC Berkeley Library card entitling them to limited borrowing privileges. A letter on school letterhead and signed by your Department Chair confirming your full-time school affiliation is required at the time of application.

Student Requirements

To be eligible to use the Berkeley collections for research, students must be currently enrolled in an accredited California state or community college. Students may purchase a card upon presentation of a valid, current registration card showing an expiration date. The fee is $25 for a six-month card. This card entitles the holder to limited services and does not include: interlibrary borrowing services; access to items on reserve for UC Berkeley classes; access to special databases involving contractual arrangements between the University and the database vendor; remote access to electronic databases requiring a password; special collections such as the Media Center. The number of books that may be charged out on the card is limited to 20 at any one time. Applications must be accompanied by valid identification that includes proof of California residence. Payment for the card may be made by check or money order, payable to The Regents of the University of California, or by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or ATM card.

Other Researchers

Researchers who would like to borrow materials may purchase a one-year limited borrowing privilege card for $100. This card entitles the holder to limited sevices and does not include: interlibrary borrowing services; access to items on reserve for UC Berkeley classes; access to special databases involving contractual arrangements between the University and the database vendor; remote access to electronic databases requiring a password; special collections such as the Media Center. The number of books which may be charged out on the card is limited to 20 at any one time. Applications must be accompanied by valid identification that includes proof of California residence. Payment for the card may be made by check or money order, made payable to The Regents of the University of California, or by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or ATM card.