UC Berkeley Library

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

Using the Library during COVID-19

During the pandemic, many of our services are being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our COVID-19 portal, which provides more up-to-date information than the text below.

Environmental Design Archives

Feb 24 - Mar 2


The Environmental Design Archives holds nearly 200 collections documenting the built and landscaped environment.


  • Access to the Environmental Design Archives is by appointment only.
  • The Research Room is open Monday-Thursday, 9:30am to 4:30pm.
  • The collection is open to all members of the University of California community, as well as scholars, architects, landscape architects, preservationists, and the general public.

These records span a century, 1890-2010, and contain primary source materials such as correspondence, reports, specifications, drawings, photographs, and artifacts. Though the archives' primary focus is the San Francisco Bay Area, designers and projects from throughout California, the United States, and the world are found in the collections.

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