Considered the crown jewel of higher education in the entire state, UC Berkeley relies on the Library every day to support its world-class teaching and its cutting-edge research, and to enrich the experience of the thousands of students who study here.

Frequently asked questions

On our Library Hours page, you can see today's hours for all the UC Berkeley libraries and select a future date. Subject library homepages also display current hours.

  • Berkeley is in the Pacific Time Zone.

  • Hours vary by library and change during the academic year.

There are two types of libraries on campus: The University Library system and the Affiliated Libraries. The former includes Doe/Moffitt and the subject specialty libraries, while the latter are typically connected to particular departments, professional schools, or organized research institutes.

The Visitor Services website has extensive information about traveling to campus.

Library guide for campus visitors, includes directions, maps and parking instructions: 

Map of all the campus libraries.


The Library will gratefully consider all gifts of recorded information which meet the instructional and research needs of the Berkeley academic community. Questions about gifts to the Library should be directed to Dirk Kennedy.

Please see How to Give and click on "Book Donations" regarding criteria for acceptance, tax and appraisal considerations, and other information.

Find campus history, photographs, buildings, course catalogs/schedule of classes, yearbooks (The Blue and Gold), Daily Cal, and UC Berkeley dissertations, and more in the library guide, UC Berkeley History: Basic Sources.

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Our staff

Find a member of the Library’s staff in our staff directory.

Take a look at the Library’s organization chart (PDF).

Library administration comprises the University Library Cabinet, Library Roundtable, subject and functional councils, and standing committees of library staff.

Library policies

The goal for all policies in the Library is to further excellence in the collections and services we offer and to create an environment that is welcoming and productive for our users. Library policies support the policies and priorities set by the campus and the Berkeley system, and are in alignment with state and federal regulations and requirements.

See our policies.


Visit the Library’s Communications + media page to read current and past installments of the Library’s Fiat Lux magazine and Annual Report, explore facts and figures, and keep up with the latest news about the Library.

Reach out to the Library’s Communications team for all media inquiries, including filming and photography requests.