UC Berkeley Library

Update: Moffitt Library is closed for seismic work, but most other libraries are open. Learn more.

Using the Library during COVID-19

Most of UC Berkeley’s library buildings are open. To stay up to date on the Library’s policies and services during the pandemic, visit the Library’s COVID-19 webpage.

Study spaces

Feb 24 - Mar 2

Doe Library

  • The Heyns Reading Room and North Reading Room (Floor 2) provide over 400 seats at large study tables and a handful of comfy chairs in a beautiful and historic setting.
  • Graduate Services (Floor 2) provides study spaces for currently enrolled graduate students, faculty, and staff only. A dedicated Dissertation Writer's Room is open to doctoral students.
  • The Morrison Library (Floor 1) offers a quiet and relaxing space to read, lounge, and listen to music.
  • Doe Library is open to the public. Read more about Doe Library's access policy.

Main (Gardner) Stacks

  • There are 400 seats available for individual study throughout floors B, C and D. All areas of the Main (Gardner) Stacks are intended for quiet study.
  • Extreme silent study areas are also provided.
  • Study carrels are available for graduate students.
  • Group study rooms may be reserved by UC Berkeley students.
  • Main (Gardner) Stacks is open to:
    • UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff with a Cal 1 Card
    • Students from other UCs with a UC ID card
    • Stanford students with a Stanford ID card
    • Patrons with a borrowing card
    • The general public for research purposes only
      • Visitors may apply for a one day Stack Pass. Permission for Stacks access is not automatic.
    • Read more about Main (Gardner) Stack's access policy.


  • UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff use eduroam to connect to the Internet and licensed library resources.
  • Visitors use CalVisitor to connect to the Internet. CalVisitor allows visitors to access their email and the Internet but does not allow access to licensed library resources.

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