UC Berkeley Library

3 libraries are now open! Plus: UC Library Search is coming July 27.

Using the Library during COVID-19

Many of our services are now being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our Library services and resources during COVID-19 page. The information on that page supersedes all other information on the Library website at this time.

Main (Gardner) Stacks

Feb 24 - Mar 2



The David Pierpont Gardner Stacks is a large multi-level space housing 2.3 million volumes, of the approximately 4.5 million volumes, constituting the Doe Library’s research collection.  The other portion of the collection is shelved at the Northern Regional Library Facility and can be used there or be paged back to the Doe Library.  Open tables, study carrels, and group study rooms are arranged throughout the floors and serve as a primary study area for UC Berkeley students and faculty.

  • The Stacks are open to those with a current UC Berkeley ID, UC Berkeley Library Card or Stanford ID.
  • Entrance to the Main (Gardner) Stacks is via Doe Library, or Moffitt Library.
  • The Stacks are wheelchair accessible.
  • Ryan Barnette is the library contact for students with disabilities.

Contact for help