UC Berkeley Library

You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

How to make a special research appointment at Moffitt Library

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Microform readers located in Moffitt Library are now available to Berkeley faculty, lecturers, and students. Access to these readers requires an advance consultation and reservation.

How to use the service

To begin, submit a request for a research consultation by phone or Zoom to Jennifer Dorner at dorner@berkeley.edu. During the consultation, you can describe the scope of your project, provide an estimate of how long it will take, and indicate if you need access to any of our microfilm collections or if you are bringing your own reels. Be aware that while titles in the Newspaper/Microforms Library can be paged for you, microfilm located in our other libraries is unavailable at this time.

If we can accommodate your request, your next step will be to have your Department Chair confirm by email to dorner@berkeley.edu that you have an essential research need that requires you to visit campus at this time. Once this is approved, you will be contacted by a Library staff member about scheduling your visit(s). 

Individuals can request multiple appointments, but they may not be on the same day or week depending on demand.

Before you visit:

Prior to your appointment, please review Moffitt’s terms of use during COVID-19.

When you visit:

On the day of your appointment, please:

  • Complete the campus’s symptom screener before coming to campus and have a copy to show via your mobile device or as a printout.
  • Wear your face mask to campus.
  • Bring your Cal 1 Card for identification.
  • Bring a flash drive for any scans you want to make. The microform readers are not attached to a printer.
  • Come to the Moffitt floor 4 entrance (facing the Memorial Glade) at the time of your appointment and wait outside for the Library staff member to greet you.