UC Berkeley Library

You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

Using the Library during COVID-19

During the pandemic, many of our services are being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our COVID-19 portal, which provides more up-to-date information than the text below.

I am an undergraduate student graduating in December. Do I still have access to electronic library resources (UC-links) after graduation? If so, how long after graduation?

Library Privileges are subject to expiration following graduation, and typically expire within a matter of weeks. Users may apply for an Alumni Library Borrowing Card if they are members of the Alumni Association, although they will NOT have access to licensed electronic resources via this membership. Information for Alumni has additional information and application details.

Please see the guide Freely Available Resources for Research for an introduction to some of the many free resources for research available online.

After graduation, you can also gain "research access" to online library resources using publicly accessible (e.g., Doe Library) computers.

Questions? Ask Us!