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Guide to Library Catalogs

Use these catalogs to find books and other items in the libraries.
If you want to look up journal articles, use article databases instead.

Catalog for most UC Berkeley libraries


Formerly known as "Next Generation Melvyl"
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  • Find books and other items in most libraries at UC Berkeley.
    What's included?
  • Search "keywords" (including author's name, title, subjects, etc.)
  • Limit by library location, date, language, publication format, etc.
  • See only items that are available.
  • Find materials on reserve, by course or instructor.
  • View status of individual volumes and journal issues.
  • Follow links to the full text of some items.

  • Use "My OskiCat" to:

  • Save and e-mail your search results.
  • View your list of items checked out, and renew items.
  • Get e-mail notices when your items are about to be due.
  • Request items checked out to another borrower.
  • Get updates on items you have requested from storage.

  • Note: The Stanford University Library catalog cannot be searched, or their items requested, through OskiCat. See below under "More Catalogs" for help.

  • About OskiCat
  • OskiCat Quick Guide [HTML | PDF]
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • OskiCat Help
  • Find books and other items in over 10,000 libraries, including most items in the UC campus libraries.
  • See which local libraries have an item, and check availability in their catalogs (items at UCB appear first, along with their current availability status).
  • Find UC books digitized by Google and materials from the Online Archive of California, UC eScholarship, and UC Press.
  • Find magazine and journal articles, government documents, etc. from over 20 databases, available to UCB-affiliated users [Details].
  • Share items using Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and similar tools.
  • Automatically format citations for your bibliography.
  • Export citations to EndNote or RefWorks.
  • Read reviews from other users and

  • "Sign in" to:

  • Save searches to re-run later.
  • Save items in personalized lists.
  • Get updates from other users' lists.
  • Write reviews for other users to read.

  • Quick Reference guide (PDF)
  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Melvyl® is a registered trademark of The Regents of the University of California.
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Previous version of Melvyl
No longer available

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  • This system was retired on June 24, 2011.
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