UC Berkeley Library

Access Policy

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The Main (Gardner) Stacks contains Doe Library's research collections and is reserved as a primary study area for UC Berkeley students and faculty.

  • The Stacks are open to those with a current University of California ID, UC Berkeley Library Card, LBNL badge, or Stanford ID.
  • The general public may be permitted into the Main (Gardner) Stacks for research purposes only.
  • Requests for one day or longer term (up to 3 months) access can be made at the Privileges Desk (Doe Library, Gardner Stacks Level A) or via the Main (Gardner) Stacks Request for Access form for one day access. Permission for Stacks access is not automatic.
  • Enter the Main (Gardner) Stacks via Doe Library.
  • Members of the general public who are California residents may gain access by purchasing a UC Berkeley Library Card which also confers borrowing privileges. See Library cards for non-UCB patrons.
  • Moffitt Library is reserved for the UC Berkeley campus community and is open only to those with a current UC Berkeley ID or gold UC Berkeley Library Card.

General public access is not permitted:

  • to Main (Gardner) Stacks for tours, casual visits, or studying with someone else who has access,
  • to Moffitt Library, which is restricted to those with a UC Berkeley ID or a gold UC Berkeley Library Card,
  • for access to Main (Gardner) Stacks by visitors under the age of 18 years.

Access to Federal, State and International government documents is guaranteed by law.