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About the Library

As one of the highest-ranking public research Univeristy libraries in the U.S., the University Library at Berkeley provides the intellectual resources to support the University's diverse teaching and research activities. It has enabled generations of Cal scholars to teach and learn, to reflect on the past and shape the future, and to advance human understanding and knowledge.

University Librarian: a brief biography of Thomas Leonard, the Kenneth and Dorothy Hill University Librarian.

Library Advisory Board: a roster of the generous volunteers who help to build partnerships between the University Library and the campus, alumni and friends, and the public.

Library at a Glance: some tantalizing facts and figures about the scale and scope of the Libraryís operations and users.

Our History: resources that depict the people and programs that helped to build the University Library to its present stature.

Libraries and Collections: from Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering to Comparative Literature, from the Mark Twain Papers and Project to Peace and Conflict Studies, itís all accessible at the University Library.