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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library's services and resources. Here's how.

Course reserves during COVID-19

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J.J. Mansalay scans a book that will be available via e-reserves.
J.J. Mansalay scans a book that will be available via e-reserves.

Students: Get free, digital access to books, articles, videos for your classes

Are you concerned about the high costs of course materials — whether they’re books, articles, or videos? The UC Berkeley Library can help! Before registering for a course, you can ask your instructor whether free, digital versions of the materials will be available via e-reserves. After you register, you can look this up in bCourses, if the class has a bCourse site. You can also contact the Library’s e-reserves team at ereserves@lists.berkeley.edu with questions or comments.

Instructors: Seeking help with course reserves?

Summer session 2021: Please submit your lists of required books, articles, and videos so the Library can make free, digital versions available to students. The Library will prioritize making materials requested by April 9 available by the start of summer session. The Library will continue to take summer requests until June 1 but with no guarantee of when the materials will be available. Please send lists of required books, articles, and videos to ereserves@lists.berkeley.edu.

Fall semester 2021: The Library will prioritize making materials requested by June 1 available by the start of the fall semester. The Library will continue to take fall requests until Oct. 30 but with no guarantee of when the materials will be available. Please send lists of required books, articles, and videos to ereserves@lists.berkeley.edu.