About the Education Psychology Library
The Education Psychology Library is one of many subject-specialty branch libraries of the University of California, Berkeley Library. Located in 2600 Tolman Hall, it serves primarily the Graduate School of Education and the Department of Psychology. However, because of the interdisciplinary nature of these academic areas, the EDP Library is also a popular research venue for political scientists, medical investigators, humanities and children's literature scholars, legal professionals, and many other social science and science researchers. The EDP Library houses the largest digital and print education and psychology collections in a public California university. For more information about the Education, Psychology and Children's Literature collections, see Education and Psychology Collections.
In 2008, the Education Psychology Library joined with the nearby Social Welfare Library to form a single administrative unit. The Social Welfare Library is another subject-specialty branch library at UC Berkeley. Located in 227 Haviland Hall, the Social Welfare Library serves primarily the UC Berkeley's graduate School of Social Welfare. Other frequent users of the collection include public health, psychology, education, sociology, political science, and legal researchers. For more information about the
social welfare collections, see the Social Welfare Library website.
The Education Psychology Library is an open stack library, and borrowers are welcome to browse. New books and new journal issues are on display in the Reading Room. Books and bound journals are shelved in the stacks according to the Library of Congress classification system. All recent unbound journals are shelved alphabetically by title in the periodicals room at the north end of the Library. The Library
circulates materials to students, faculty and staff, and patrons with valid UC Berkeley identification and library cards.
Librarians provide ongoing reference and instruction services, and are available for individual appointments and in-class presentations. All staff are available to assist you during library hours.
Twelve computer terminals are available at EDP for patrons to use for searching the Library's local and UC's state-wide digital and print collections. Full use of the Internet is available with UCB identification. The Library also maintains a printer, several copiers, and microfiche reading equipment for patron use. Remote access to online resources is possible via the UC Berkeley proxy server.