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Using the Library during COVID-19

Most of UC Berkeley’s library buildings are open. To stay up to date on the Library’s policies and services during the pandemic, visit the Library’s COVID-19 webpage.

Communications and Media

Feb 24 - Mar 2


The UC Berkeley Library Communications team tells stories that highlight activities and accomplishments that fulfill the Library’s strategic plan in an effort to inform, engage, and inspire. Our stories invite the world to discover the Library’s services, spaces, and collections. We unearth interesting and untold stories, celebrate the extraordinary, spark curiosity, and dream up fun and creative ways to share our mission with the world.

Read us

Library News

Library News features photos, videos, and stories that highlight the services, spaces, and people who serve the scholars at UC Berkeley and around the world. The website aims to communicate the Library’s value as a partner and teacher for students, faculty members, and the community.

Library Stories

Library Stories takes a deeper dive into the topics that are most important to us — using multimedia storytelling and a blank canvas to explore an idea.

Print publications

Flip through our latest work on issuu. Or browse our archives of Fiat Lux and annual reports.


Explore our videos on YouTube or Vimeo.

Submit a project request

To submit a request to the Library Communications Office, please use our project request form.

Follow us

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Library facts + figures

Annual report and by the numbers
Fact sheet
Strategic plan 2017-21
Video: Library 101

Media contact

Library Communications Office
132 Doe Library
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000


How to host an event at the Library

Filming + photography in the Library

How to place a filming or photography request

Events, filming + photography contact

Library Communications Office
132 Doe Library
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

The Library in the news

KQED's Forum, Jan. 3, 2019
UC Takes on Publishing Giant, Fights for Open Access to Publicly-Funded Research

The Daily Californian, March 23, 2018
UC Berkeley libraries retain global, political focus since founding

California, May 17, 2018
Hidden Treasures: Take Home a Masterpiece from Doe Library

East Bay Express, Dec. 18, 2017
¡Viva la Fiesta! at UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library Explores a Variety of Mexican Celebrations

California, Summer 2017
Five Questions for UC Berkeley Librarian Jeffrey MacKie-Mason

The Mercury News, July 10, 2017
What’s in at Bay Area university libraries?

The Daily Californian, April 24, 2017
C. V. Starr East Asian Library now home to largest Chinese film archive in North America

Los Angeles Times, April 19, 2017
Universities redesign libraries for the 21st century

The Daily Californian, Nov. 3, 2016
Tour of redesigned 4th, 5th floors of Moffitt Library  

The Daily Californian, Oct. 9, 2016
Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, manager of knowledge


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