Doe & Moffitt Libraries

Graduate Services

Graduate Services in Doe Library offers a core non-circulating research collection that supports UC Berkeley's graduate programs in the humanities and history, course reserves for graduate humanities and social sciences courses, and a quiet and congenial study space for graduate students and faculty.


Graduate Services provides:

  • Study tables, some with electrical outlets for laptop computers
  • Computer workstations for library research and internet access
  • Airbears wireless connectivity
  • A scan and print workstation
  • Networked printing service (printer located in the adjacent Reference Hall)

Dissertation Writer's Room

Located at the rear of Graduate Services (208 Doe), the Dissertation Writer's Room (Room 215) is a space dedicated to doctoral students advanced to candidacy. There are 24 lockers in the room of which 22 can be checked-out for an academic year while the remaining two can be checked-out for the day. Lockers are issued to graduate students on a first come, first served basis. Keys to the lockers can be checked out at the Graduate Services circulation desk. The hours for the room are the same as for Graduate Services. Bring your UCB ID to show when you enter 208 Doe, as Graduate Services is reserved for the exclusive use of UCB graduate students, faculty, and staff.


The desk staff monitor the room, provide catalog lookup and circulation services for reserves materials, and give directional information. Reference assistance is provided in the Reference Center just outside the entrance to Graduate Services. Graduate students and faculty needing individual reference assistance should consult the librarian in their field of interest. See also Services for Graduate Students for general information about using the Library.

Access Policy

Graduate Services is a collection and study space reserved for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, graduate students, and visiting scholars. Access to Graduate Services is granted to all UC Berkeley faculty, staff, graduate students, and visiting scholars with the appropriate UC Berkeley identification card. This identification should be shown upon entering Graduate Services. Others may use or copy on-site materials not available elsewhere in the Library system. To request the use of specific material only available in Graduate Services please provide the staff at the Graduate Services Desk with the catalog citation upon entering. Materials on course reserve in Graduate Services can be checked out only by UC Berkeley faculty, staff, graduate students, and visiting scholars, though they can be looked at and copied in Graduate Services by patrons with a UCB library account in good standing.

Graduate Services
208 Doe Library
Berkeley CA 94720

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