Update: UC Berkeley’s libraries open their doors

Student in the East Asian Library with mask
A masked visitor works near the picture windows of the C. V. Starr East Asian Library on July 12, 2021. (Photo by Jami Smith for the UC Berkeley Library)

Ah, the fall.

At UC Berkeley, that has meant the return of students, and with them, the buzz of energy that sweeps over campus.

This year, it means the reopening of nearly all of UC Berkeley’s library buildings. Starting Aug. 25, the first day of fall instruction, students can once again study in the libraries’ spaces and peruse the collections for the first time in almost a year and a half. The large-scale reopening comes after the summer reopening of three libraries on campus — Bancroft, Moffitt, and the C. V. Starr East Asian Library.

Before you visit, check the libraries’ hours.


Using the Library during COVID-19

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


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