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Privileges Desk

The Privileges Desk is the place where you can find information about accessing and borrowing materials from the UC Berkeley Library’s expansive collections, learn about your responsibilities, and get your questions on these topics answered.

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Doe Library


The Privileges Desk:

  • Answers questions about access and privileges.
  • Issues and renews library cards.
  • Collects fines and fees, accepts book replacements for items from the Main (Gardner) Stacks and Moffitt Library.
  • Reserves study carrels for graduate students, visiting scholars, and postdocs in the humanities and social sciences. (Note: Main Stacks study carrel reservations are suspended for the remainder of the 2021-22 academic year.)

Privileges services are also provided remotely via email: privdesk@library.berkeley.edu.

Have questions? Experiencing issues? Check out these FAQs on access and privileges, or contact us.


Jun 26 - Jul 2
Location Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Privileges Desk Closed 1-4:45 p.m. 1-4:45 p.m. 1-4:45 p.m. 1-4:45 p.m. 1-4:45 p.m. Closed
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Doe Library, floor 1
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000


This location is wheelchair accessible.