Doe/Moffitt Libraries
Gardner (MAIN) Stacks
Doe & Moffitt Libraries

Study Spaces in the Doe & Moffitt Libraries

Doe & Moffitt Libraries offer a variety of types of study spaces. Airbears wireless connectivity, using a CalNet ID, is available in most locations. UC ID, UCB library card, or Stanford ID must be presented to enter Gardner (MAIN) Stacks or Moffitt Library; members of the general public should consult the Access Policy.

Doe Library

The Heyns Reading Room and North Reading Room (Floor 2) provide over 400 seats at large study tables and a handful of comfy chairs in a beautiful and historic setting.

The Rosberg Reading Room (Floor 2) provides an intimate study space available to all, but especially designated for students in international and area studies. There are 24 study stations and a comfy chair.

Graduate Services (Floor 2) provides study spaces for currently enrolled graduate students, faculty, and staff only. A dedicated Dissertation Writer's Room is open to doctoral students.

The Morrison Library (Floor 1) offers a quiet and relaxing space to read, lounge, and listen to music.

Gardner (MAIN) Stacks

There are 400 seats available for individual study throughout floors B, C and D. While all areas of the Gardner Stacks are intended for quiet study, Level B-East has been designated as a silent study area for those seeking absolute quiet.

Assigned study carrels are available to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences, who may apply at the Privileges Desk (198 Doe). Only books from the Gardner (MAIN) Stacks, Moffitt and NRLF may be charged out and kept in the carrels.

Group study rooms (Levels B, C, and D) are available to current UCB students, faculty and staff. Study room keys are available for checkout at the Main Circulation Desk (30 minutes before the Doe buiilding closes, the keys will be transferred to the Moffitt Circulation Desk). All study rooms can be checked out for 2 hours per UCB ID, and are due at the top of the hour.

Room reservations can be made up to 7 days in advance. Any reservation not claimed within the first 15 minutes will be made available to others.

There are 4 large study rooms which can seat 8-10 people, and 13 small rooms which can seat 4-5 people. Each room has a chalkboard and receives an AirBears signal.

Rooms may be reserved online. Go directly to the reservation system

Moffitt Library

There are over 650 study seats interspersed throughout Moffitt Library, including shared study tables and individual study carrels. Corner rooms in Moffitt (Floors 4 and 5), with individual study carrels, are extra quiet study areas.

The FSM Café (Floor 3) offers indoor and terrace seating.