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.

Course Reserves

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Reserve materials for many graduate humanities and social sciences courses are located in Graduate Services. All reserve books are kept behind the Graduate Services Circulation Desk.

Reserve materials may be checked out for the designated circulation period and should only be returned to Graduate Services when they are due. Reserve materials in Graduate Services are not renewable, and patrons who return reserve materials late may be subject to late fees.

Shelving space is also provided for informal reserves for graduate classes and study groups. Informal reserves refers to non-Library materials that faculty may wish to make easily and quickly available for their classes without going through the formal reserve process. The Library does not provide records or any maintenance of materials on these shelves.