Doe/Moffitt Libraries
Computers in Doe/Moffitt
Doe & Moffitt Libraries

Computers in the Doe & Moffitt Libraries

Computers with access to library resources and the Internet are available in various locations. UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff doing research are given priority for use. Information about use privileges and responsibilities is available from the UC Berkeley Library Computer Use Policy and the UC Berkeley Computer Use Policy.

  • For unrestricted Internet access computers require a CalNet ID
  • Research access is available to all users, and does not require a CalNet ID (provides access to library resources and limited web domains)
  • Computers with productivity software require a CalNet ID for use of station
    [Moffitt Library 3rd floor, Doe Library 2nd floor (with exception)]
  • For information on the campus' wireless network, see Wi-Fi section of this page

Workstations are equipped for sound. You are encouraged to bring headphones (mini plug type) if you require audio. Moffitt's Circulation Desk has sets for local use and also loans power strips (limited to students, faculty and staff). For information on assistive technology or support, see Library Resources for Persons with Disabilities.

Resources by location | Printing, scanning, downloading and USB drives | Word processing and desktop applications | Laptop and iPad loans | Wi-Fi | Off-campus access

Resources by location

Doe Library, Basement (rm. 40)

Newspapers & Microforms
  • Several workstations, print station (b/w), scanner, AirBears/Airbears2

Doe Library, Floor 1
South/Southeast Asia Library

  • Several workstations, scanner, AirBears/Airbears2

Doe Library, Floor 2

Doe Reference Hall
  • Many workstations; 3 wheelchair accessible, print stations (b/w, color), scanner, AirBears/Airbears2
  • CalNet ID required (most stations)
  • 10 public access computers (research access, no CalNet ID required)
Heyns Reading Room
  • 10+ workstations, scanner, AirBears/Airbears2
  • CalNet ID required for use
Graduate Services
  • Several workstations, scanner, AirBears/Airbears2
  • CalNet ID required for use
  • UCB Graduate or Faculty ID required for entrance
Rosberg Reading Room
  • Several workstations, AirBears/Airbears2
  • CalNet ID required for use

Moffitt Library, Floor 3 (entry level)

  • Many workstations; one wheelchair accessible, print stations (b/w, color), scanners, AirBears/Airbears2
  • CalNet ID required for use
  • 1 public access computer (research access, no CalNet ID required)
  • Quick Print station (for printing from USB drive only)
  • UC ID required for building entrance

Gardner (MAIN) Stacks

  • Multiple workstations (most on levels C & D), printers (b/w), scanners, AirBears/Airbears2
  • UC ID required for building entrance

Printing, Scanning, Downloading and USB drives

Printing is available from library computers and from bookscan stations; scanning is available form bookscan stations. Printing requires payment via the Cal 1 Card system; scanning is free but requires a USB drive to save scanned data. For details see the Library printing and scanning page.

  • The Moffitt Library houses a full service Copy Center, which provides expanded copy services and alternate payment options

Downloading is possible to USB flash drives. Users who need to aquire a drive, can do so at the Moffitt Copy Center (Moffitt Library, Third Floor, Room 321 | 510/643-7427)

USB drives can be accessed via the USB Drive icon on computer desktops

  • read only mode, allows printing and verification of data saved
  • use Eject USB Device icon on desktop to disconnect drive before removal
  • Moffitt 3rd floor and Doe 2nd floor computers (except those designated as public access computers) allow users to open files for editing [access and disconnect drives via the standard computing practice for the operating system chosen]

Word processing, standard desktop applications

Word Processing and other desktop applications are available on the 2nd floor of the Doe Library, the 3rd floor of the Moffitt Library, and at the Moffitt Computer Facility (1st floor Moffitt Library: printers, scanners, and various assistive technology available). Use requires CalNet ID and users have a choice between Mac or Windows environments. Those without a CalNet ID requiring general computer use are advised to visit local commercial services for their needs.

Laptop & iPad loans

Moffitt Library's circulation desk loans laptops and iPads

  • Mac & Windows environments
  • 4 hour loan (with 1 renewal permitted)
  • 1 electronic item per borrower
  • UCB students only



The AirBears wireless network is available throughout the Doe & Moffitt Libraries and the Gardner Stacks. Use requires a CalNet ID. [AirBears setup instructions]

  • The Library does not provide CalNet IDs or AirBears guest accounts
  • Official visiting scholars and campus affiliates may request CalNet IDs or AirBears guest accounts from their sponsoring department
  • The Cal Alumni Association provides temporary AirBears accounts for members (contact Alumni House for details)


AirBears2 is a campus wireless network that provides simplified authentication and improved confidentiality for data transfer (requires a CalNet ID, no guest accounts, coverage is similar to AirBears). In order to use AirBears2, users must first generate an AirBears2 key.

Technical support for AirBears and AirBears2 is available from the Student Computer Consulting Service (walk-in basis or by appointment).

  • Faculty and staff can also contact Campus Shared Services (phone: 510-664-9000)
  • Campus posting of known network disruptions/outages

Off-campus access to resources

Off-campus access is available to most online library resources, such as library catalogs and article databases (requires CalNet ID). The Library guide, Connecting from Off Campus, discusses setup options.

Library-wide information on computing resources is available via the guide to Computers in the Libraries.