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'm a visiting scholar at UCB. How do I apply for library privileges?

Visiting Scholars must receive official appointments with a UC Berkeley Department or Organized Research Unit, and register with the Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) Program. After registering with VSPA, please visit the Privileges Desk (Doe Library, floor 1) with your Cal1 ID Card to initiate library privileges.

If you have questions:
Privileges Desk
Doe Library, Floor 1
510.642.3403
privdesk@library.berkeley.edu

M-F: 9am - 4:45pm
Sat-Sun: 1pm - 4:45pm

Questions? Ask Us!