Moffitt Library to stay open this summer and fall; planned renovations to begin after fall finals

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The renovation of Moffitt Library’s lower three floors will begin after this year’s fall finals. The library will reopen at the start of fall semester 2026. (Composite photograph by Jonathan Mitchell Photography) 

Moffitt Library — among the most popular libraries on the UC Berkeley campus — will remain open this summer and fall.

The library’s renovation, originally planned to begin this summer, will now start after fall finals.

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Nadine Tang M.S.W. ’75, right, honored her friend Chancellor T. Carol Christ with a capstone gift that will help fund Moffitt Library’s renovation. (Photo by Keegan Houser/UC Berkeley)

The library is scheduled to close starting Dec. 20 and reopen at the beginning of fall semester 2026. 

During Moffitt’s closure, the library’s lower three floors will undergo a bold renovation, opening up hundreds of spaces where students can work, learn, and connect with one another. The project will usher into reality the vision for the Center for Connected Learning, a hub for innovation, creativity, and collaboration in the 21st century. 

The renovation is made possible with the generous support of donors, including a recently announced capstone gift by Nadine Tang M.S.W. ’75. Tang’s gift was made as a tribute to her friendship with Chancellor Carol T. Christ. A sign honoring Christ will grace Moffitt’s third-floor interior entrance. 

“I’m delighted by this remarkable gift to support thoughtful research and generative interaction among students,” Christ said. “I can’t think of a more satisfying place to see my name featured than at the entrance to the Center for Connected Learning at Moffitt Library, which remains the thriving heart of the Berkeley undergraduate experience.”