Want to explore the libraries on Cal Day? Start here.

A family looks at a dinosaur skull
Visitors inspect the triceratops skull at the Bioscience and Natural Resources Library on Cal Day last year. (Photo by Jami Smith for the UC Berkeley Library)

Each year on Cal Day, the UC Berkeley campus is pulsing with activity.

This year, visitors will get to choose from days’ worth of experiences — free admission to BAMPFA, psychedelic soul on Memorial Glade, and roasting marshmallows through a telescope, to name a few.

At the Library, we have a slate of exciting offerings, too, from open houses and tours to a virtual reality showcase, the popular $1 Book Sale, and a dinosaur meet-and-greet. (Yes, those dinos — head to the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library for a closer look at the skeletons.)

Here’s what UC Berkeley’s libraries have in store this year.


Doe Library $1 Book Sale

180 Doe Library (new location)
9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Self-guided Main Stacks tour

Enter through Doe or Moffitt (no Cal ID required)
9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Visit Morrison Library

101 Doe Library
10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Artist books, architectural pop-books, and coloring

210 Wurster Hall
Environmental Design Library
9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Meet the dinosaurs

2101 Valley Life Sciences Building
Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library
10 a.m.-3 p.m.


Earth Sciences & Map Library open house

50 McCone Hall
Earth Sciences and Map Library
10 a.m.-3 p.m. 


Mathematics Statistics Library open house

100 Evans Hall
Mathematics Statistics Library
10 a.m.-3 p.m.


Physics-Astronomy Library open house

351 LeConte Hall
Physics-Astronomy Library 
10 a.m.-3 p.m.


Celebrating social justice

30 Stephens Hall
Ethnic Studies Library
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.)


Bay Area Dalang publishing: Indonesian novels

120 Doe Library
South/Southeast Asia Library
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Virtual Reality at Berkeley

110 Bechtel Engineering Center
Kresge Engineering Library
11 a.m.-3 p.m.


A tradition to uphold: Vietnamese woodblock prints

120 Doe Library
South/Southeast Asia Library
12:30-2 p.m.


Hargrove Music Library tour

Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library
1-3 p.m.


Undergraduate research poster session in integrative biology

2101 Valley Life Science Building
Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library
1-3 p.m.


Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library open house

100 Hildebrand Hall
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library
1-5 p.m.


Tour the C. V. Starr East Asian Library

C. V. Starr East Asian Library
2-3 p.m.