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Contact Us
Borrowing Policy
Photocopying, Printing, & Scanning
Reference Services
Inter-Library Borrowing
Special Equipment

Contact Us

Earth Sciences & Map Library
50 McCone Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-2997
Fax: (510) 643-6576

Library Staff:

Brian Quigley
Interim Unit Head
(510) 768-7627

Zachariah Veley
Operations Supervisor
(510) 643-7041

John Ridener
GIS Specialist & Map Cataloger
(510) 643-9350

Jenna Kreiss
Serials/Monographic Processing
(510) 643-9350

Borrowing Policy

The standard circulation periods are one month for books, one week for serials and maps, and 2 hours or 1 day for short-term loan items. Materials other than course reserves and items that have been blocked, billed, or recalled may be renewed online through OskiCat by logging on to My OskiCat. A valid UCB ID or UCB library card is required to check out items. Please see our borrowing page for more information.

Photocopying, Printing, and Scanning

The Library is equipped with two self-service photocopy machines, one of which is a photocopier/printer. The photocopier/printer is networked to the public workstations and can make black-and-white and color copies, up to 11 x 17 inches. Photocopy services are also provided by the Library Photocopy Services, located in 321 Moffitt Library, 238 Boalt Hall, and 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building.

The Earth Sciences and Map Library offers large format scanning and printing services for UC students, faculty and staff only. Users who are unaffiliated with the University should contact Interlibrary Services (ILS).

The library's scanner is capable of scanning maps with a maximum dimension of 42 inches. Maps are scanned at 400dpi and are delivered as high quality TIFF files via web download, USB drive, or DVD. Prints can be made from maps in the library collection or from user supplied USB drives or disks.

Digital images and scans can also be made at the Digital Imaging Lab. Slides, transparencies, microfilm, microfiche, and photographs, can be made by the Copy Photography unit of Library Film Services.

The Library has 2 microfilm/fiche reader/printers. One reader/printer is connected to a computer for scanning film/fiche. For printing, these reader/printers and the photocopier/printer only accept copy cards, which can be purchased from an on-site vending machine. Additional information about copying and computer printing in the UC Berkeley Libraries is available.

Reference Services

Reference service is available in the library, by phone (510-642-2997), or by email though eReference. Brian Quigley, Librarian, or John Ridener, GIS Specialist, are available for answering reference questions related to earth sciences, maps, and GIS topics. In-depth reference service is by appointment from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but library users are encouraged to visit the library anytime during those hours to see if we are available. If we are not available, students and staff can assist you with basic reference questions, take note of your question to refer to us for follow-up, and/or set up an appointment.

Inter-Library Borrowing

For materials not available on the Berkeley campus, staff can help UCB patrons (faculty, staff, and students) borrow these items from other campuses and institutions. Non-UCB patrons should go through Interlibrary Services to obtain materials from other institutions.

Special Equipment

The Library has a color photocopier/printer, black-and-white photocopy machine, microfilm and microfiche reader/printers, and several computer workstations (two of which are equipped with CD-ROM/DVD readers, zip drives, and GIS software). AirBears wireless internet access is available in the library's reading room. Light tables for tracing maps, distance measuring devices, and stereoscopes for viewing aerial photographs may be used in-house.

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