About the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library

Hours & Location

The Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library is located in 100 Hildebrand Hall on the University of California, Berkeley campus.

For room and resource locations, please refer to the library floor plan.

See the UC Berkeley Libraries Calendar for the most current hours information.

The Collection

The Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library's services and collections primarily support the teaching and research needs of the College of Chemistry faculty, students, and staff. The collections include 70,000 volumes and over 700 current journal titles in chemistry and chemical engineering. Almost all of the current journals are available electronically. Major reference sources include Scifinder Scholar, CrossFire Beilstein, CrossFire Gmelin, Science of Synthesis, and the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology.

Other campus libraries whose collections serve the field of chemistry are the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library, Engineering Library, and Physics Library.

Use of the Collections

The Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library collections and services are open to the public except for the use of the SciFinder Scholar and CrossFire databases. Use of SciFinder Scholar is strictly restricted to UC students, faculty and staff. Use of the two CrossFire databases, Beilstein and Gmelin, is limited to academic purposes only; no commercial use. Most unbound journals are shelved in alphabetical order in the reading room's Current Periodicals section. The bound journals are shelved in the journals section of the stacks in alphabetical order. Books are shelved separately in the books collection stacks by Library of Congress call number arrangement. Visitors to the UCB libraries who wish to borrow materials should view the UCB Library privileges page, or contact the Privileges Desk (Doe Library, floor 1) at (510) 642-3403.

Printing, Scanning and Copying Services

Printing and scanning services are available. Library users with College of Chemistry accounts may also use the separate photocopier provided by the College of Chemistry.